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Intimate in Character 
International in Scope 
Independent in Thought 

The Daily Newspaper 
Of Motion Pictures 
Now Sixteen Years Old 


NEW yCCr, MONDAY, JULY 2, 1934 


Columbia Boosting Budget on New Lineup of 48 


Kahane Orders Stricter Scrutiny or Film Material 

Cautions RKO Producers 

to Avoid Troublesome 


West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 
Hollywood — With a view to elimi- 
ating the ipossibiiity of films con- 
taining anything that is considered 
objectionable, President B. B. Ka- 
hane of the RKO Studios has issued 
instructions to producers to give the 
strictest attention to this phase 
of production. Kahane's letter reads 
as follows : 

You are aware of the attacks 
being made against the motion pic- 

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Second-Run Cancellations Up for Ruling 

Cincinnati — Whether or not a second-run exhibitor is entitled to a 10 per cent 
cancellation privilege under the code when he is allowed to omit playing whatever 
pictures are shown by his first opposition at 30 cents or less will be determined under 
a complaint filed against Paramount with the local grievance board. Paramount has 
refused to allow the complainant to take the 10 per cent cancellation in addition to 
the other arrangement. 

Atlantic City — More than 150 Co- 
lumbia executives and members of 
the sales force are here for the com- 
pany's eastern sales convention, 
which opens today at the Ritz-Carl- 
ton Hotel here and runs through 
Wednesday, to be followed by a 
western meeting in Chicago on 
July 9. 

The first meeting at each conven- 

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General Satisfaction 

With Work of Boards 

General satisfaction with the 
workings of local grievance and 
toning and clearance boards is re- 
lorted by exhibitors contacted by 
The Film Daily in a checkup of 
ode operations since their incep- 
ion early this year. Independent 

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Orders Open Meetings 

New Orleans- — John C. Flinn. executive 
secretary of the Code Authority, has 
wired the code boards here that he 
understands the clearance and zoning 
board has been holding closed hearings 
and that it is the policy of the codo 
authority to hold open hearings except 
when decisions were reached. Flinn's 
wire is thought to have resulted from 
independents' protest to President Roose- 


FILM DAILY Staff Correspondent 

Omaha — A competitive battle em- 
bracing three states is about to 
break in this territory between J 
H. Cooper, New York interests, and 
the Griffith Brothers of Oklahoma 
City. The third state was added 
last week when representatives of 
the Griffith group picked up the 
State and Rialto here, taking pos- 
session today. Both outfits have 
holdings in Colorado and Oklahoma. 
Cooper, who has six houses here, ar- 
rived in town Friday. 


High-speed production at the 
Brooklyn Vitaphone studio has re- 
sulted in the completion already of 
15 Vitaphone shorts for release dur- 
ing the 1934-35 season, according to 
Sam Sax, production chief. By the 
time the new selling season gets 
under way officially in September 
Sax estimates that the Brooklyn 
studio will have completed a full 

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Marks Bros. File Petition 
In Reorganization Move 

Chicag-o — Marks Bros. Theatrical 
Enterprises, the Paradise Theater 
Co., and the Riviera Theatre Build- 
ing have filed petitions seeking re- 
organization, under the new bank- 
ruptcy law. 

Oscar Morgan Likely 

As Waite's Successor 

Appointment of a successor to the 
late Stanley B. Waite, Paramount 
divisional sales manager in charge 
of New England and the south, will 
be announced by George J. Schaef- 
er following his return today from 
the coast. Speculation concerning 
the appointment prominently men- 
tions Oscar Morgan, district man- 
ager in Atlanta, as a possibility. 

Higher Negative, More Stars 
Mark New Columbia Program 


Atlantic City — An increase in pro- 
duction budget to the highest figure 
in the company's history and plans 
for a greater number of pictures 
built around star and director per- 
sonalities designed for preferred 
playing time will be among the 
highlights presented at Columbia's 
three-day eastern sales convention 
which opens today at the Ritz-Carl- 
ton Hotel. In the new lineup of 48 
features, including eight Tim Mc- 

Coy westerns, and supplemented by 
a shorts program of eight single- 
reelers and 26 two-reelers, the aim 
will be for more productions of the 
"Lady for a Day" and "It Happened 
One Night" type, the conventioneers 
will be told. 

Of the 40 feature stories for next 
season, 32 are already set by title, 
director and leading players. The 
remaining eight, not identified by 
titles, will permit selection of titles 

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State - wide Convention's 

Move Hits Producers 

Issuing Trailers 

Lake Geneva, Wis.— At a state- 
wide convention of exhibitors held 
here the latter part of last week, 
under the auspices of Independent 
Theater Owners of Wisconsin, of 
which F. J. McWilliams is president, 
a resolution to boycott major com- 
panies who produce and distribute 
their own trailers was unanimously 
adopted. The resolution, aimed spe- 
cifically at M-G-M and Warner-First 
National, reads as follows: 

"Whereas Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 
has informed or advised us through 
the trade journals that they are go- 
ing to sell and distribute their own 
trailers, because this is an unjust, 
uncalled for and not needed depar- 
ture from the present procedure 
and because it causes an additional 

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FILM DAILY Staff Correspondent 

Minneapolis — Contracts contain- 
ing arbitration clauses are against 
public policy and illegal, the State 
Supreme Court has ruled. None of 
these provisions in contracts will be 
enforced by the courts, the ruling 
states. The opinion held here is 

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Form Midohio Theaters 
To Acquire Two Houses 

Famous Theaters Corp. has form- 
ed Midohio Theaters Corp. with in- 
tention of taking over two indepen- 
dent houses, the Palace and Marion, 
both in Marion, Ohio. 

Cannon to Revive Bill 

Chicago — Speaking over the radio 
here, Representative Raymond J. Cannon 
said he intends to revive his bill mak- 
ing it a crime to transport "objec- 
tionable" pictures in interstate com- 




Monday, July 2, 1934 

Vol. LXVI, No. 1 Mon., July 2, 1934 5 Cents 


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M. A. Schlesinger 
William Wyler 
Waldemar Young 

Don Eddy 

Irving Kahal 

Charles D. Brown 

Madge Evans 

George Folsey 

• The Broadway Parade • 

Picture Distributor 

The Thin Man M-G-M 

Baby Take a Bow Fox 

Kiss and Make Up Paramount . 

Of Human Bondage RKO Radio.. 

Circus Clown Warner Bros. 



. Paramount 
.Music Hall 


Black Moon Columbia Rial to 

Dr. Monica (2nd week) Warner Bros Strand 

Many Happy Returns* Paramount Palace 

Little Man, What Now? 4 Universal Center 


World Moves On Fox Criterion 


In the Land of the Soviets Airkino Acme 


Strictly Dynamite (July 3) RKO Radio Rialto 

Midnight Alibi (July 3) First National Strand 

Sisters Under the Skin (July 4)* Columbia Center 

Shoot the Works (July 6) Paramount Paramount 

Call It Luck (July 6) Fox Roxy 

Murder in the Private Car (July 6) .. .M-G-M Capitol 

House of Rothschild (July 18)** United Artists Rivoli 

Madame DuBarryt Warner Bros Hollywood 

* Subsequent runs. 
** Follows Astor two-a-day run. 
t Middle of July. 

Clearance Determinations 
Made in Buffalo District 

Buffalo — Buffalo area zoning and 
clearance board announces these de- 
terminations: In the protest of 
Weg-o Theaters, Fulton, against 
Schine Theaters, Oswego — That 
while present prices and policies 
prevail in Oswego and Fulton, the 
Strand, Oswego, shall have 30 days' 
clearance over the Quirk and Happy 
Hour theaters, Fulton, and the lat- 
ter two shall have ten days over the 
Capitol, Oswego, effective with re- 
leases of the 1934-35 season. 

In the protest of Berinstein The- 
aters, Inc., for the Strand, Seneca 
Falls, against the Schine Theatrical 
Co., Geneva — That as long as prices 
and policies continue at the Geneva 
and Regent, Geneva, and the Strand 
Seneca Falls, clearance on the Gen- 
eva remain 30 days and clearance 
on the Regent be reduced to ten 
days, effective with new season re- 

"Dames" Gets Radio Plug 
Warner's "Dames," with Dick 
Powell and Ruby Keeler, was given 
a good plug on the Borden radio 
program last night over a national 
network of 38 stations. 

This picture also will be the first 
to be exploited by Warners in its 
series of ads in the "Saturday Eve- 
ning Post." It goes in the July 28 
issue, followed by ads on "Anthony 
Adverse," "Gold Diggers of 1935,"' 
"Black Hell," "Lafayette Esca- 
drille," "Captain Blood," "Casino De 
Paree," "Farewell to Shanghai" and 
"Sweet Adeline." 

Joseph Clouster Dead 

Manchester, N. H. — Joseph Clous- 
ter, a former film salesman in 
Boston and an exhibitor here, is 

.ommg an 



RAOUL WALSH, accompanied by Mrs. Walsh, 
arrived in New York over the week-end to 
confer with the authors of "Sand Hog," which 
he will direct for Fox. 

M. COLIN-REVAL, editor of La Cinemato- 
graphic Francaise, Paris, arrives in New York 
tomorrow on the lie de France with a group 
of movie personalities from France including J. 
C. BERNARD, travelogue producer, who is com- 
ing to make a picture of the port of New York. 

EDMUND BURKE, Fox screen writer, left 
New York yesterday for the coast after finish- 
ing the screen play of Shirley Temple's next 
picture, "Angel Face." 

JACOB WILK, Warner-First National story 
chief, returns to New York from Hollywood in 
about a week. 

LILA LEE and her son, James Kirkwood, Jr., 
are visiting the fair in Chicago. 

JAMES DERMODY, eastern division manager 
for Universal, will be in Boston for the next 
few weeks. 

ROBERT GILLHAM returns to New York to- 
morrow from the Coast. 

Len Daly Married 

Len Daly of the United Artists 
foreign publicity department and 
Ruth Stripling, a southern girl, 
were married Friday night. They 
are spending a brief honeymoon in 


She made her bed and she'll have to lie in it! You'll 
have no regrets if you install Alexander Smith Carpet 
— the carpet used by the majority of the country's 
most successful theatres. Even the cost is no headache. 



Monday, July 2, 1934 




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unfair burden of expense to the ex- 
hibitor, therefore be it resolved that 
the Independent Theater Owners of 
Wisconsin go on record as being op- 
posed to this plan and they will op- 
pose it with all their strength. Be 
it further resolved that the Indepen- 
dent Theater Owners of Wisconsin 
in convention assembled will not buy 
Metro product if they are compelled 
to buy Metro trailers. Be it fur- 
ther resolved that a copy of this 
resolution be mailed to Metro-Gold- 
wyn-Mayer as well as to all other 
major producers. Be it further re- 
solved that the Independent Theater 
Owners of Wisconsin in convention 
assembled go on record as refusing 
to buy Warner-First National prod- 
uct this coming year if they are 
compelled to buy Warner-First Na- 
tional trailers with features, and 
further that a copy of the resolu- 
tion be mailed to Warner-First Na- 


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that there could be no recovery 
even of transportation charges on 
films. Fox sued A. B. Miller, Maple 
Lake, for $2,079, while United Art- 
ists sued W. H. Miller, Cloquet, for 
$250. Justice Charles Foring said 
that the arbitration feature is the 
strongest kind of coercion. 

A verdict of $848 was awarded 
RCA Photophone against George 
Garish, this city, for installation in 
1929 of sound equipment in the As- 
ter and Mohawk theaters in St. 
Paul. Evidence showed no breach 
of contract. 

M. & P. Theaters Outing July 7 

Boston — The Mayflower Hotel in 
Plymouth will be the scene of the 
first outing of the executive offices 
of M. & P. Theaters on July 7. Ed- 
ward A. Cuddy is honorary chair- 
man of the affair. 




Shipment of positive film from Eng- 
land last year increased 50 per cent to 
27,618,658 feet. 


• • • ECHOES OF the Metro convention at the Drake 
hotel in Chi are still to be heard wherever the conventioneers 

assemble in li'l groups throughout the land Si Seadler 

buttonholed us and gave us a string of stories as were stories 

's too bad we are laboring under the limitations of a 

trade columnist we can't tell 'em here 

T T T 

• • • WHEN YOU run into Howard Dietz and Felix 
Feist ask 'em about escorting Governor Henry M. Hor- 
ner of Illinois to the banquet at Century of Progress 

the Governor was the guest of honor and what 

a regular guy he turned out to be! at 3 o'clock in the 

morn he was still goin' strong and askin' poor Howard 

and Felix "Where do we go from here, fellers?" 

• • • ALL THE 210 delegates agreed unanimously 

that Billy Ferguson convention showman specialist for 

the past 20 years outdid himself in staging the Conven- 
tion Ballyhoo inside and outside the convention hall ask 

any who attended about that smash opener with the "Star 
Spangled Banner" spectacle and the riot at the conclu- 
sion with the balloons and the prizes incidentally 

the AMPA prexy brot back 10 more applications for membership 
in the pressagey organizashe he now has his entire exploi- 
tation force signed up for AMPA 

• • • LOOKING FOR Russian types for their next pix 

Ben Hecht and Charlie MacArthur inserted an ad in 

one of the foreign language papers and 2,000 Russians 

swooped down upon 'em over at the Eastern Service Stude 

Hecht insisted on seein' all of 'em stating that if 

the pix does not turn out good, it won't be for lack of types 
so for two days the partners and Arthur Rosson, Har- 
old Godsoe and Joe Nadel were kept busy registering the appli- 
cants and taking photographs 

• • • LEAVING YESTERDAY by air route John 

Paddy Carstairs is on his way to the Metro studio the 

English scenarist whom Dave Selznick picked as the best of the 

British lot Paddy came into prominence with Metro 

when he gave their London office a suggestion to put 

Wally Beery and Jackie Cooper in a version of "Treasure Is- 
land" and it has turned out so "hot" that Dave signed 

Paddy while on his recent trip 

• • • SLICK SLOGAN from the clicking cranium of one 

of those live Warner publicity lads for "Here Comes 

the Navy" it is "Join the World and See the 

Navy" novel reverse twist to the famous Navy slogan 

"Join the Navy and See the World" the slogan 

will be used in trailers, posters, imitation "A" boards, recruit- 
ing boards, heralds and ads At the recent Warner sales 

meet in Frisco a poem dedicated to the salesmen was 

read and made a great hit it was written by Al Dubin 

. . of Dubin and Warren the team that wrote the 

song hits in all the recent Warner musicals Tonite the 

Friars go to Sheepshead Bay for a party in honor of Pat 

Rooney, Sr. on the entertainment committee are George 

Jessel, Georgie Price, Fred Block, Abe Lastvogel 


Monogram's entire 1934-35 line- 
up has already been assigned to six 
unit producers, W. Ray Johnston 
stated Saturday. William T. Lackey 
and Ben Verschleiser will each han- 
dle five features. Dorothy Reid, 
George Yohalem will each supervise 
three Paul Malvern and George Ber- 
thelom will handle two each. 

Four directors are now working 
at the Monogram studios. They are: 
Reginald Barker, Christy Cabanne, 
Melvin Brown and Charles Lamont. 
"King Kelly of the U. S. A.," last 
on the 1933-34 schedule, will go into 
production Friday. Of the current 
season product, first prints of "Jane 
Eyre" have reached New York. 
"Shock" is en route from the coast, 
and "Happy Landing" and "The 
Moonstone" will be shipped from 
the coast this week. 

In the 1934-35 lineup, "Tomor- 
row's Youth" has been completed, 
"Redhead" will go into work July 
10 and "Girl of the Limberlost" is 
being cast. 


Boston — Independent Exhibitors, 
Inc., which is now expanding rap- 
idly throughout New England with 
neophyte organizations already func- 
tioning in New Hampshire and Ver- 
mont, has appointed Arthur How- 
ard business manager. From the 
local headquarters, 69 Church St., 
he will further the unit's activities. 
Nathan Yamins is head of the or- 

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General Satisfaction 

With Work of Boards 

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exhibitors interviewed in a number 
of instances particularly stressed 
the fairness shown by distributors, 
uoth major and independent, in con- 
sidering complaints filed with local 
boards, and distributors point out 
the same tendency on the part of ex- 
hibitor members. 






"More than 50 sketches of different 
coiffures were made for Irene Dunne 
before the 16 headdresses to be used in 
'Age of Innocence' were decided upon." 
— RKO Radio. 

Monday, July 2, 1934 


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three months' schedule of short sub- 
jects for the coming season. 

The shorts completed include six 
two-reel subjects and nine of one- 
reel length. The two-reelers are 
Ruth Etting in "A Noble Prize," a 
"Broadway Brevities" musical; Ben 
Blue in "All Sealed Up," a Big "V" 
comedy also featuring "Charlie," 
well known trained seal of vaude- 
ville fame; Mitzi Mayfair in "The 
Police Girl," a "Broadway Brevities" 
number; "Smoked Hams," co-star- 
ring Shemp Howard and Daphne 
Pollard," a Big "V" comedy; Doro- 
thy Stone in "Paree Paree," an 
adaptation of "Fifty Million French- 
men" and Ben Blue in a Big "V" 
comedy as yet untitled. 

The nine one-reelers include sev- 
en "Pepper Pot" novelty reels and 
two "Melody Master" band numbers., 
The "Pepper Pots" are Little Jack 
Little in a Song Composer reel; 
"Rambling 'Round Radio Row," with 
Baby Rose Marie, Harriet Lee, Roy 
Atwell and others; Mr. and Mrs. 
Jesse Crawford, popular organists; 
Gus Edwards and His Stars of To-* 
morrow; Charlie Ahearn and His 
Millionaires; a Vaudeville subject 
featuring such well known variety 
performers as Herb Williams and 
Reiss and Dunn; and the Radio 
Ramblers. The Melody Masters, 
shorts include Phil Spitalny and His, 
Musical Sweethearts; and Fred Rich 
and Band in "Mirrors." 

The star talent alreay lined up by 
Sam Sax for the coming season's 
program of Vitaphone short sub 
jects include the biggest array of 
headliners ever gathered before the! 
studios' cameras. Among them are! 
Harry Richman, Dorothy Stone, Ben! 
Blue, Daphne Pollard, Donald Novis, 
Freddie Rich, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse 
Crawford, Dave Apollon, Lillian 
Shade, Georgie Price, James Melton, 
Bernice Claire, Little Jack Little, 
Baby Rose Marie, Gus Edwards, 
Janet Reade, Jack Denny, Shemp 
Howard, Hal LeRoy, Vera Van, Ra- 
dio Ramblers, Charles Ahearn, 
Jeanne Aubert, J. Harold Murray. 
Ruth Etting, Lois Moran, Phil Spi- 
talny, Borrah Minnevitch, Will Os- 
borne, Fifi D'Orsay, Edgar Bergen, 
the A. & P. Gypsies, Nick Lucas, 
Roy Atwell and others. 

The Vitaphone program is being 
kept as flexible as possible so that 
the studio can sign up new stars as 
they appear on stage, screen and ra- 
dio, says Sax. 

18,000 See Shirley in Day 

Biggest opening day in 11 months, 
exclusive of holiday openings, was 
recorded by the Roxy on its first day 
of "Baby, Take a Bow," starring Shirley 
Temple. Attendance exceeded 18,000. 
The Roxy will open its doors at 10:30 
A. M. every morning during the run of 
this picture. 


"T COULD get plenty of $5,000 and 
X $10,000 a year men, but oh how 
happy I would be if I could get my 
hands on a $50,000 man!" — S. L. 

"I am the only colored actor that 
is not in the kitchen end of the 
business."— STEPIN FETCHIT. 

"There have been times in my life 
when I was sorry for the color of 
my hair — sorry for the reason that 
that very hair threatened to hinder 
my career because motion picture 
producers seemed to lose sight of 
any acting talent I might have, sim- 
ply because my hair was so widely 
exploited."— JEAN HARLOW. 

"Why doesn't Hollywood be big 
about it and agree to eliminate sex 
when Washington eliminates poli- 
tics."— GENEVIEVE, the kitchen 
cynic, per TED COOK. 

"The people can't live without mo- 
tion pictures." — EDWARD A. 
FILENE, noted Boston merchant 
and national economic authority. 

"Individuality is more important 
than conforming to the classic ideas 
of beauty. I just let my face be 
moon-shaped and my nose be my 
nose and let it go at that." — CAR- 

"It is a pity that actors as a whole 
do not plan their careers beyond the 
good-looking, youthful stage." — 

"I do not understand the value 
of money. I never have, because I 
have no brain for such things." — 

"In Hollywood a guy can't go 
home and light with his wife with- 
out it hittinff the headlines." — 

"I've heard every actor and ac- 
tress I've known announce that they 
would retire . . . have little farms, 
lead the simple life, raise ducks or 
chickens; but have yet to eat the 
first duck or the first egg from any 
one of those farms." — MAY ROB- 

"In New York there is more dig- 
nity among stage folk. Even if it 
is a false dignity it is there. Every- 
one is addressed as Mr., Miss or 
Mrs. even after you've been friends 
for months. In Hollywood you meet 
a person one day and the next day 
you get a slap on the back and a 
greeting: 'Hi, old kid!" — HELEN 

3 Minn. Building Projects Off | 

Minneapolis- — A long controversy 
over applications for movie houses 
is ended by the Minnesota Amuse- 
ment's withdrawal of its plan to 
build at 2731 W. 43rd St., and de- 
nial by the city council committee 
of the requests of the Lyndale 
Amusement Co. for permits at 4240 
Nicollet Ave. and 50th St. and 
Ewing Ave. The building expendi- 
ture for the three houses would 
have been $235,000. 

Close Deals on Westerns 

B 'n' B Corp. has closed deals for 
distribution of the Bud 'n' Ben 
three-reel comedy westerns with 
Charles Tarbox of F. C. Pictures, 
Buffalo, and D. C. Millward of Cos- 
mopolitan Film Exchange, Seattle. 

RKO Circuit Books Terry-Toon 

"Slow But Sure," latest release in 
Educational's Terry-Toon series, has 
been booked to play over the entire 
RKO Metropolitan Circuit starting 

Herman Bramberger Quits Poli 

Springfield, Mass. — ■ Herman 
Bramberger has resigned as man- 
ager of the Fox-Poli theater here 
and has been replaced by George 
Freeman, formerly with Loew in 
New Jersey. Bramberger is now 
manager of the Paramount in North 

Jack Davis Joins Monogram 

Boston — Jack Davis, who has 
been with Universal in Boston for 
14 years, has joined Hollywood 
Films, the Monogram exchange in 
this territory. 

Emma Abplanalp Quits Film Board 

Chicago — Emma Abplanalp has 
given up her position of secretary 
to the local Film Board to become 
secretary to the code boards here. 

Two Paris Houses Go Movie 

Paris — Movie policies have been 
instituted at the Theater Capucines, 
opening with "Cavalcade", and the 
Apollo, with "Convention City". 

Popeye Cartoon at Roxy 

Popeye the Sailor in "Can You 
Take It?" Paramount cartoon, has 
been added to the Roxy program. 

Start Warner House Soon 

Chicago — ■ Work is expected to 
start soon on the new Warner Bros, 
house to be erected at 95th St. and 
Ashland Ave. The house, which 
will have 1,500 seats, will be known 
as the Beverly. 

'Whom Gods Destroy ' Release 

Columbia's "Whom the Gods De- 1 
stroy," featuring Walter Connolly, 
with Doris Kenyon and Robert 
Young, will be nationally released 
July 7. | 


(.Continued from Page 1) 

ture industry because of indecencies, 
smut and other objectionable ele- 
ments contained in certain produc- 
tions. Many of the attacks ai - e un- 
warranted and the attitude of some 
of the critics is unreasonable and 
unfair. On the other hand, the 
criticisms coming from certain re- 
ligious groups, prominent educators, 
the Motion Picture Research Coun- 
cil, Parent-Teachers Associations 
and other highly respected persons 
and organizations — are to a large 
extent justifiable. 

"While our company has in good 
faith attempted to keep its produc- 
tions free from legitimate criticism, 
a few of our pictures have been in- 
cluded among those criticized. It is 
imperative that henceforth still 
greater care be taken to avoid ob- 
jectionable themes and offensive 
scenes and lines, and I expect all 
producers on our lot to give me 
their fullest cooperation. 

"The line of demarcation between 
good and bad taste is not always 
clear. All minds do not meet as to 
what constitutes proper screen ma- 
terial. Honest differences of opin- 
ion may arise. But if we in good 
faith observe the letter and spirit 
of the production code, which was 
prepared with great care several 
years ago, our productions will be 
acceptable to the vast majority oi 
fair-minded film patrons every- 

"We do not have to eliminate 'sex' 
situations from our pictures. If we 
are to present honest dramas of hu- 
man emotions and experiences, some 
scenes of sin and wrong-doing must 
necessarily be depicted. But there is 
no need and no excuse whatever for 
productions which scoff at chastity 
and the sanctity of marriage, pre- 
sent criminals and wrong-doers as 
heroes and heroines or in which 
smut and salaciousness are deliber- 
ately injected for the appeal they 
may have to coarse and unrefined 

"I hope that all companies pro- 
ducing pictures will live up to the 
production code and keep its produc- 
tions clean and in good taste. But' 
whether they do or not, I shall insist 
that the producers of RKO Studios 
do so. The fact that others pro- 
ducers may be guilty of violations 
or evasions of the code shall not be 
accepted as an excuse for a viola- 
tion or evasion on your part." 

Plug Baseball via Movies 

Chicago — Lew Fonseca, former White 
Sox manager, has been appointed to 
handle a program endorsed by the Amer- 
ican League for promoting baseball 
through showing of movies accompanied 
by lectures. Fonseca will make a tour 
and appear before business men's clubs, 
luncheons, banquets, boys' clubs, etc. 
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ing the Old Maestro and All His Merry Lads. 
Six smash songs by Robin and Rainger . . . 
Gordon and Revel . . . and Ben Bernie, Al 
Goering and Walt Bullock . . . 

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Mae West in "It Ain't No Sin/' and a great musical/'Shoot the Works" 

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Kitty Carlisle * Directed by Elliott Nugent 

Biggest Broadway smash in years! 250 consecutive per- 
formances in New York to S. R. O. business. Millions of 
Saturday Evening Post readers followed it serially for weeks. 
Music by two champion song-writing combinations— Gordon 
and Revel and Rainger and Robin. A host af hits, headed 
by "Love in Bloom," "Straight From the Shoulder, Right 
From the Heart." Kitty Carlisle singing love duets with 
Bing Crosby. Miriam Hopkins in a sensational new role 


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Bing Crosby-Miriam Hopkins comedy with music, and a picture 
with Gary Cooper, Carole Lombard and Shirley Temple. 




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Sir Guy Standing • Charlotte Granville 
Directed by Henry Hathaway 

Two of the biggest box office names in the 
business and the littlest BIG name in motion 
pictures today in a film entertainment jammed 
with romance, heart throbs and excitement. 

if it's a PARAMOUNT PICTURE it's the best show in town! 

SEPTEMBER. .. 5 more outstanding attractions, headed by 
Cecil B. DeMille's "Cleopatra", the biggest box office bet of the year, 
and "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch," a sure-fire success. 


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College Rhythm' 

Joe Penner • Lanny Ross • Richard Arlen 
Ida Lupino ■ Lyda Roberti 

Directed by Norman Taurog 

Right at the time when football hysteria grips the 
nation and people start going places and doing 
things, Paramount will release the topper to "Col- 
lege Humor," a football musical/'College Rhythm." 
With Joe Penner, the No. 1 comedy attraction on 
the air today; Lanny Ross and a great cast of play- 
ers . . .The action will be set to music by the great 
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box offices, with four sure-fire successes in "College Rhythm/' 
"Limehouse Nights/' "Ruggles of Red Gap" and "Pursuit of Happiness." 


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One of the most 
popular plays in 
New York this year 

All about those good old days when we 
proudly stressed in the Constitution of the 
United States the famous phrase, "life, liberty 
and pursuit of happiness" — and the greatest 
of these was the latter, which brings us to 
'bundling," the delightful subject of this picture. 



Francis Lederer • Joan Bennett 

Charlie Ruggles • Mary Boland 

Walter Kingsford 

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A fascinating peek into the romantic esco- 
podes of one of the world's most famous 
women — spicy enough to be interesting, 
clever enough to be amusing, daring enough 
to be dramatic. With Cory Grant as the 
No. 1 man in this notorious beauty's life. 

... 6 Top Money Pictures headed by a smash attraction 
in "The Big Broadcast/' a Sylvia Sidney picture and four other big features. 




with John Lodge Directed by Marion Gering 

Sylvia Sidney as a sweet and simple little savage who 
became the most brilliant Figure in the world's gayest 
society ... a role which will be perfectly matched for 
Miss Sidney's sincere and charming talents as on actress. 

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PLAYERS Adrienne Ames • Richard Arlen • George Barbier • Mary Boland • Whitney Bourne 
Grace Bradley • Carl Brisson • Geo. Burns & Gracie Allen • Kitty Carlisle • Claudette Colbert 
Gary Cooper • Larry Crabbe • Eddie Craven • Bing Crosby • Alfred Delcambre • Katherine DeMille 
Marlene Dietrich • Jessica Dragonette • Frances Drake • W. C. Fields • William Frawley • Frances Fuller 
Paul Gerrits • Gwenllian Gill • Cary Grant ■ Jack Haley • Charlotte Henry • Miriam Hopkins 
Dean Jagger • Roscoe Karns • Charles Laughton • Baby LeRoy • John Lodge • Carole Lombard 
Pauline Lord • Ida Lupino • Helen Mack • Fred MacMurray • Julian Madison • Margo • Joan Marsh 
Herbert Marshall • Gertrude Michael • Raymond Milland • Lillian Moore • Joe Morrison • Lloyd Nolan 
Jack Oakie • Lynne Overman • Gail Patrick • Joe Penner • George Raft • Claude Rains • Lyda Roberti 
Lanny Ross • Jean Rouverol • Charlie Ruggles • Randolph Scott • Clara Lou Sheridan • Sylvia Sidney 
Alison Skipworth • Sir Guy Standing • Colin Tapley • Kent Taylor • Eldred Tidbury • Lee Tracy 
Evelyn Venable .• Mae West ■ Henry Wilcoxon • Dorothy Wilson • Howard Wilson • Toby Wing 

DIRECTORS Charles Barton • William Beaudine • Cecil B. DeMille • James Flood • Marion Gering 
Alexander Hall • Henry Hathaway • Arthur Jacobson • Mitchell Leisen • Ernst Lubitsch • Leo McCarey 
Norman McLeod • Wm. Cameron Menzies • Ralph Murphy • Jean Negulesco • Elliott Nugent 
Gilbert Pratt • Wesley Ruggles • Edward Sedgwick • Arthur Sircom • Norman Taurog 
Harlan Thompson • Frank Tuttle • Charles Vidor • Josef von Sternberg • Alfred Werker 

WRITERS Frank R. Adams • Charles Barton* • Claude Binyon • Charles Brackett • Laurie Brazee 
Dana Burnet • Bartlett Cormack • Jack Cunningham • Walter DeLeon • Finley Peter Dunne, Jr. • Guy Endore 
Herbert Fields • Garrett Fort • Lewis Foster • Howard Green • Elmer Harris • Ben Hecht* • Cyril Hume 
Grover Jones • Paul Jones • Vincent Lawrence • Gladys Lehman • Charles Logue • Charles MacArthur* 
JeanieMacpherson • Doris Malloy • Francis Martin • John McDermott • J. P. McEvoy • Wm. Slovens McNutt 
Wm. Cameron Menzies* • Alice D. G. Miller • Jack Mintz • Paul Moss ■ Seena Owen • Frank Partos 
Humphrey Pearson ■ Arthur Phillips • Gilbert Pratt* • Marguerite Roberts • Peter Ruric • Harry Ruskin 
Dore Schary • Raymond L. Schrock • Chandler Sprague • Jane Storm • Harlan Thompson* • Keene Thompson 
Dale Van Every • Virginia Van Upp • Bobby Vernon • Garnett Weston • Waldemar Young 

*Also Directors 

ILlonday, July 2, 1934 






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I and materials as dictated by chang- 
ing trends. 

To meet the demand for several 
star personalities and directors un- 
Ider the Columbia banner, a number 
I of productions built around these 
personalities will be included in the 
feature group. Listed among these 
vehicles are two Frank Capra pro- 
ductions, one Grace Moore produc- 
tion, one Claudette Colbert produc- 
tion, one Edward G. Robinson pro- 
duction, four starring Jack Holt, in- 
cluding one co-starring Holt with Ed- 
mund Lowe, one starring Boris Kar- 
loff and one starring Gene Raymond 
and Ann Sothern. 

The 1934-35 lineup will be backed 
by more extensive newspaper, mag- 
azine and radio advertising and ex- 
ploitation campaigns than ever be- 
fore attempted, the convention will 
be told. 

Among stars who will appear under the 
Columbia banner next year are: Claudettt 
Colbert, Edward G. Robinson, Warner Bax- 
ter, John (Jilbert, Boris Karloff, Grace Moore, 
Jack Holt, Edmund Lowe, Nancy Carroll, 
Gene Raymond, Myrna Loy, Fay VVray, Jack 
Haley, Lupe Velez, Ann Sothern, Walter 
Connolly, Tim McCoy, Peter Lorre, Leon 
Errol, Harry Langdon, Andy Clyde, Walter 
Catlett, Richard Cromwell, John Mack Brown, 
Tullio Carminati, Arthur Hohl, Lyle Talbot, 
Donald Cook, Jean Arthur, Ralph Bellamy, 
Florence Rice, Raymond Walburn, Mona Bar- 
rie, Jessie Ralph, Shirley Grey, John Buckler, 
Charles Sabin, Inez Courtney, George Mur- 
phy, Fred Keating, Robert Allen, Lynn Over- 
man, Clarence Muse, James Blakely, Billie 
Seward, Luis Alberni, El Brendel, Arthur 
Rankin, Geneva Mitchell, Patricia Caron, Al- 
lyn Drake, Richard Heming, Barbara Read, 
Jerry Howard, Larry Fine, Moe Howard. 


Directors and producers who will be iden- 
tified with the new season productions are: 
Frank Capra, Howard Hawks, Victor Schert- 
zinger, Russell Mack, Lambert Hillyer. David 
Burton, Roy William Neill, Leo Bulgakov, D. 
Ross Lederman, Albert Rogell, William Row- 
land, Robert North, Jules White, Irving Bris- 
kin, Felix Young, Everett Riskin. Negotia- 
tions are now pending for the services of 
several other noted directors. 


Among the authors whose works will form 
part of the company's offerings are: I. A. R. 
Wylie, Katharine Brush, Herbert Fields, Rich- 
ard Rogers, Lorenz Hart, Frank Craven, 
Bradley King, Mark Hellinger, Percy G. 
Mandley, Argyll Campbell, Bruce Manning, 
Jack Kirkland, Melville Baker, Ralph Mur- 
phy, Dorothy Speare, Charles Beahan, Gladys 
I'nger, Leyla Georgie, Leland Jamieson, 
Diane Bourbon, Harry B. Smith, Leonard 

Scenario staff will be composed of: Robert 
Riskin, Jo Swerling, Herbert Asbury, Vera 
Caspary, S. K. Lauren, Lawrence Hazard, 
Edmund North, James Gow, Austin Parker, 
Roland Pertwee, Ethel Hill, Harold Shumate, 
John Wexley, Judith Kandel, Harvey Gates, 
Ray Schrock, Sidney Buchman, Fred Niblo, 
Jr., Dorothy Howell, M. Coates Webster. 

Lease Ramova Theater 

Chicago — Halsted Theater Co. has 
taken a 12-year lease on the Ra- 
mova theater, recently acquired by 
bondholders. Indicated rental value 
is $240,000. The transaction is said 
to assure bondholders of eventually 
getting 100 per cent on their in- 

Columbia Convention Chatter 



THERE is this to be said about a Columbia 
convention. Surprisingly tew new faces 
are to be found among tne conventioneers eacn 
year. JacK Conn, vice-president of the Co- 
lumbia coflorts, who arrived in Atlantic City 
yesterday afternoon, had no difficulty in re- 
membering not only every one ot tlie taces, 
uut also the names that belonged to tnem. 
tie spent a good part of the day in greeting 
the incoming Columbians. 

Jack Cohn had one regret and it was that, 
coming when it did, tne convention cut in 
on his investigation of the fishing possibilities 
of tlie waters near his new home. The Cohn 
lamily have just taken, over an estate near 
Greenwich, Conn., for the summer. 

Nate Spingold was also a Sunday arrival 
and the sun-tan he wears is the envy ot ItK 
conventioneers. When Nat Cohn heard tna^ 
Spingold acquired it on the goif course, he 
remarked, "it takes a lot ot divot digging 
to make a man as brown as that." Nat, who 
.s tne district manager of the New YorK 
oranch, should know, inasmuch as he recent 
jy took up golf. 

Abe Montague, general sales manager, with 
a smile that 'reached from ear to ear, inter- 
rupted his sunning oh tlie Ritz-Carlton beacn 
to greet the Columbians as they got off the 
various trains. Joe McConville, his "alter ego," 
.cas with him. A New England exhibitor , 
name unknown, who came to Atlantic City 
lor a brief vacation and who has known 
Montague and McConville since tlieir New 
England state-right days, was overheard to 
remark, "Them two fellows are never fa, 
.ipait. You might even call them the Damon 
and Pythias oj the industry." 

Hal Hode, assistant to Jack Cohn, arrived 
at the convention city accompanied by Mrs. 
Hode and their daughter Helen, but, as hap- 
pened at the convention last year, it wasn t 
long before the pressure of Hai's duties madt 
him forget he had a family. 

Rube Jackter, assistant general sales man- 
ager and as much a part of Columbia as the 
trade mark itself, made no bones about the 
delight he felt over the fact that convention 
time was at hand. He is another Columbian 
who recently took up golf and his opinion 
of that game became apparent when he ex- 
pressed himself as gratified that his pres- 
ence at the convention made it unnecessary 
for him to batter a helpless little white bah 
over a vast green space. 

Remembering the surprises staged by 
George Brown, director of public relations, 
at the last two or three Columbia conventions, 
the managers and salesmen from the various 
branches present are guessing at the presen- 
tation he has in store for the opening meet- 
ing tomorrow morning. However, George, 
as usual, is saying nothing, but he and his 
crowd have been working hard and under 
cover and guards have been posted at the 
door of the convention hall to keep curiosity 
seekers out of the room until opening time 

"Dou you-all come from the south?" asked 
Salesman Roy Haynes of Maurice Grad, di- 
rector of sales promotion. "Ah do!" replied 
Grad. "Ah comes from the south. South 
Brooklyn, that's where 1-all got this olive 

Lou Goldberg and Ben Atwell, director of 
exploitation and director of publicity, respec- 
tively, have done a notable job in making 
Atlantic City Columbia-conscious. Huge ban- 
ners were placed at the railroad station to 
meet the eyes of those who got off the trains, 
while others are spotted at strategic points 
along the boardwalk. The newspapers here 
are carrying stories of the event, All told, 
it is a workmanship job done in a workman- 
ship manner. 

Lou Aster, one of the home office sales 
directors, has gained more of a streamline 
effect in comparison with the rotundity char- 
acteristic of him a year ago. When Tiny Ro- 
govin, manager of the New Haven branch, 
who tips the scale at close to 300 pounds, 
wistfully inquired as to the system used by 
Aster in stuffing off superfluous weight, he 
found no consolation in the brisk comment 
— "plenty of exercise and lots of hard work." 

To which Uncle Lou Weinberg, another of 
Columbia's home office sales managers, re- 
marked, "I prefer diet. It is easy for me 
to lose 20 or 30 pounds in two or three weeks 
— and a lot more fun putting it on again." 

J. W . MacFarland, home office short sub- 
ject sales manager, is still round-shouldered 
as the result of the charts and graphs he 
toted with him from New York. Tlie amount 
of solo walking he did yesterday merely rep- 
resented his effort to place in their proper 
mental order the items he intends to spill in 
his sales talk some time today. 

All the branches in the eastern division 
of the Columbia organization are attending 
this sales meeting. They consist of Albany, 
Atlanta, Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Cincin- 
nati, Cleveland, Dallas, Memphis, New Haven, 
.New Orleans, New York, Oklahoma City, 
Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Washington; 
also Toronto and Montreal. 

Tlie one topic of conversation is the screen- 
ing of "One Night of Love" at 11 o'clock 
Monday night in the Warner theater on the 
boardwalk. The management of the theater 
advertised it as the "first special preview of 
the season's greatest picture." "One Night 
of Love" will be Columbia's lead-off produc- 
tion for the 1934-1935 season. 

A Columbia convention without the men- 
tion of Sam Galanty as again playing the 
role of Beau Brummell would be incomplete, 
but the fact is that Galanty still is the per- 
lect example of what the well dressed man 
should wear. However, there is a touch of 
added assurance to Sam this year, he having 
been recently appointed district manager with 
.upervision over the Washington, Pittsburgh 
and Cincinnati branches. He spent a good 
part of yesterday in acknowledging congratu- 

The old Colonel, Sam Moscow, southern 
district manager, showed up on the beach com- 
pletely recovered from tlie effects of his re 
cent illness. The territory over which he ex- 
ercises control showed a remarkable increase 
in business during the last year and in itself 
provided an example of what a winning per- 
sonality can do when coupled -with dynamic 
salesmanship. Although a resident of Atlanta 
for three years or more the old Colonel still 
talks with the characteristic twang of a "down- 
east er." 

H. "Duke" Duvall, New Orleans branch 
manager, announced himself as feeling per- 
fectly at home in Atlantic City. "Why 
shouldn't I " he demanded to know. "It i 
just as hot here as it is down my way." 

F. Lynn Stocker, manager of the Oklahoma 
City branch, strongly resembles the average 
easterner's conception of a cowboy, except 
that he dresses like ordinary folks. This im- 
pression is carried even further because Lynn 
talks less and listens more than even the 
most taciturn cattle nurse ever written about 
by any of the horse opera fictioneers. 

Contrary to general opinion, that ministerial 
gentleman with the ascetic features, who sur- 
veyed everything that the boardwalk had to 
show, is not a member of the cloth, but none 
other than Jack Underwood, Dallas branch 
manager. According to Underwood, living in 
Texas and under the constant fear of the 
windstorms characteristic of that neck of the 
woods makes a fellow feel, as well as look, 

Tim O'Toole, the Boston manager, made < 
bee-line for Hackney's when dinner time ar- 
rived. It is the only place in Atlantic City 
where shark steak, beloved by Bostonians, is 

Joe Miller, Buffalo branch manager, ha' 
been strong for eastern conventions ever since 
his experience at the hands of the practical 
jokers among the Columbians out on th< 
coast some years ago, when he was "arrested" 
and locked up in the hoosegow for several 
hours, because of a fancied resemblance be 
tween himself and another Joe Miller whom 
the west coast police were seeking. Joe 
showed up as peppy as ever, but a trifle 


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tion will be devoted to the subject 
cf liquidation of current season 
product and the reasons for the com- 
pany's greatly expanded production 
budget. This will be followed by 
several sessions at which the 1934- 
35 product will be outlined by Jack 
Cohn, vice-president, and discussed 
and the company's sales policies for 
the new season made public. Pub- 
licity, advertising, exploitation and 
sales promotion plans will then be 
presented to the delegates and the 
convention will wind up with special 
conferences held by the individual 
branches to discuss local problems 
affecting each territory. 

Jack Cohn will officially open the 
meeting, which will feature, in ad- 
dition to his address, speeches by A. 
Montague, general sales manager; 

A. Schneider, treasurer, and William 
Jaffe of the legal department. In 
addition to those named, the home 
office contingent present at the At- 
lantic City convention consists of: 
Nate Spingold, George Brown, di- 
rector of advertising, publicity and 
exploitation; Rube Jackter, Jos. A. 
McConville, Hal Hode, Lou Wein- 
berg, Henri Brunet, J. Barbano, 
Louis Astor, Hank Kaufman, Al 
Seligman, Sam Liggett, Milton Han- 
nock, Lou Goldberg, Ben Atwell, J. 
W. MacFarland, Arnold Van Leer, 
Sam Hacker, Chas. Roberts, Mort 
Wormser, Bill Brennan, John Kane, 
Milt Goodman and Maurice Grad, 
several of whom will address the 

Present from the field will be the 
following division managers, branch 
managers and salesmen: 

Albany — Branch manager, C. N. Johnston; 
J. Bullwinkel, S. E. Feld, J. Rieff. 

Atlanta — Southern division manager, S. M. 
Moscow; branch manager, W. W. Anderson; 

B. A. Wallace, V. T. Koch. S. T. Wilson, F. 
J. Shepard, exploiteer, T. To.ldy. 

Boston — Branch manager, T. F. O'Toole; 
S. Simons, P. D. Fox, T. F. Jennings, R. J. 
Murray, E. J. Anderson, J. L. Cronan, ex- 
ploiteer, Fred Marshall. 

Buffalo — Branch manager, Joe Miller; M. 
Briskin, T. Donahue, G. H. Ferguson. 

Charlotte — Branch manager, R. J. Ingram; 
G. Roscoe, C. Alexander. 

Cincinnati — Branch manager, A. S. Moritz; 

C. R. Palmer, L. E. Davis, M. Spanagel, E. 

C. Stewart.. 

Cleveland — Branch manager, H. C. Bissell; 
G- J. Decker, S. E. Gerson, L. Zucker. 

Dallas — Branch manager, J. B. Underwood; 
W. S. Hurst, W. L. Penn, J. L. MeKinney. 
G. Hartley, L. L. Savage. 

Memphis — Branch manager, J. J. Rogers; 
F. Curd, T. B. Haynes. 

New Haven — Branch manager, I. H. Rogo- 
vin; B. J. Lourie. 

New Orleans — Branch manager, H. Duvall 
J. Winberry, J. J. Fabacher. 

New York — District manager, N. J. Cohn; 
S. Trauner, Mr. Fraum, J. Sokoloff. S 
Schussell, E. Schnitzer, I. Wormser, J. Beck 
er, J. Wenisch, C. Penser. 

Oklahoma City — Branch manager. F. I. 
Stocker; C. A. Gibbs, S. E. Gibbs. 

Philadelphia — Branch manager, H. E. Wein- 
er, and Mrs. Weiner; W. Bethell, M. Gilli:.., 

D. Kor,son, S. Perfeweig, Mr. Wurtle. 
Pittsburgh — Branch manager, A. H. Levy; 

H. Olshan, C. B. Kosco. S. Lubell, S. Sugar- 

Washington — Branch manager, S. A. ( lal 
anty; O. D. Weeras, C. A. Wingfield, T. H. 
Walsh, B. Caplon. I 

Canada — Branch manager. L. Rosenfeld ; I). 
H. Coplan, P. C. Taylor, A. B. Cass, M. S 
Bernstein, J. Leiberman, W. Elman, H. II; 



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been given a new long term con- 
tract by M-G-M and will probably 
next direct Greta Garbo in "The 
Painted Veil." 

J. Carrol Naish, Vincent Sherman, 
Arthur Hohl and Eddy Chandler 
have been added to cast of Colum- 
bia's "Girl in Danger," formerly 
called "By Persons Unknown." 

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Mary Loos, niece of Anita Loos, 
will make her movie debut in M-G- 
M's "Student Tour." 

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Claudia Morgan, daughter of 
Ralph Morgan and herself an ac- 
tress, will be married to Robert 
Shippee, explorer, on July 22. 

Virginia Verrill, granddaughter 
of B. C. Edwards, one of Holly- 
wood's founders, has been signed by 
M-G-M and will appear in the new 
Robert Montgomery picture, "Hide 

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James Dunn is back from New 
York, to start work at Metro in the 
musical, "Have a Heart," with Jean 
Parker. It is an original by David 
Butler and B. G. DeSylva, with But- 


Today: Golf field day and dinner of Variety 
Club of Buffalo at Willowdale Country 

July 1-3: Convention of Southeastern The- 
ater Owners Association, The Ansley Hotel, 

July 2-4: Columbia regional sales meeting at 
Atlantic City. 

July 7: First Annual Outing of the Executive 
Offices of Mullen and Pinanski Theaters, 
Mayflower Hotel, Plymouth, Mass. 

July 8-9: G. F. T. A. Independent Theaters' 
Ass'n convention, Hotel Ansley, Atlanta, 

July 9-11: Second and final Columbia sales 
convention, Medinah Club, Chicago. 

July 11: I.T.O.A. boat ride and outing to 
Roton Point, Conn. 

July 13: Meeting of creditors at office of 
Special Master John E. Joyce to consider 
Saenger reorganization plan. 

July 18: Annual outing of Boston motion pic- 
ture post, American Legion, Recreation 
Park, Riverside, Auburndale, Mass. 

Aug. 1-20: Second Exhibition of Cinemato- 
graphy, Venice, Italy. 

Aug. 22-24: Allied Theater Owners of New 
Jersey convention, Atlantic City. 

Sept. 16; North Dakota Allied meeting, Man- 
dan, N. D. 

Oct. 29: S.M.P.E. Fall Meeting, Hotel Penn- 
sylvania. New York. 

Feminine Production Unit 

"The Captive Bride," which Jesse L. Lasky will produce for Fox, not only was written 
for the screen by a woman, Sonya Levien, but will also be directed by a member of 
the fair sex, Dorothy Arzner. Picture is based on the play, "The Proud Princess," and 
will star Charles Boyer. 

ler directing. Una Merkel and Stu- 
art Erwin also are in the cast. 

T T T 

Will Stanton will appear in the 
cast of the Fox film tentatively 
called "Wanted," which already in- 
cludes Rosemary Ames, Victor Jory, 
Russell Hardie and Pert Kelton in 
its roster of players. 

T T T 

Si Jenks has been engaged to play 
a role in the picture version of Irvin 
S. Cobb's "Judge Priest" stories, 
featuring Will Rogers. John Ford 
is now directing this film at Fox 
Movietone City. 

T T T 

Dave Gould, RKO dance direc- 
tor, was initiated into the Little Wo- 
men of Hollywood, a chorus girls' 
organization. The initiation took 
place at Gould's new Laurel Canyon 
home, with the dance mentor finally 
being thrown into his own swim- 
ming pool as part of the ceremony. 

T T T 

Simile — As hard to find as a 
screen gambler, who does not sacri- 
fice for his daughter. 

T T T 

Marigold Ball and Grace Rosen- 
field of M-G-M's home office pub- 
licity department are spending their 
vacation in the film colony and are 
registered at the Hollywood Plaaz 

T T T 

Mervyn LeRoy, who directed 
"Gold Diggers of 1933," "Tugboat 
Annie," "Hi-Nellie" and "I Am a 
Fugitive from a Chain Gang," has 
started the direction of "Gentlemen 
Are Born," at Warner Bros. 

T T T 

Francis Edwards Faragoh is 
writing the screen play for "Three 
Musketeers" which RKO-Radio will 
make, with Francis Lederer as the 

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Frankie Darro, Sidney Miller, 
Mickey Rooney, Raymond Borzage 
and Leon Holmes are among the 
members of the Lawlor Professional 
school, who are forming a little the- 
ater group. They plan to present 
original plays and seek the work of 
new writers. 

Ken Goldsmith is negotiating 
with Richard Bennett, Jule Hayden, 
Jackie Searl, Beryl Mercer, Cora 
Sue Collins, Frankie Darro, Davfd 

Durand and Buster Phelps to play 
important roles in "Little Men", 
Louisa M. Alcott's novel, which was 
a sequel to her book, "Little Wo- 

T T T 

Bob Steele, who has completed his 
starring role in "Demon for Trou- 
ble," for Supreme Pictures, will be 
starred in "Brand of Hate," the sec- 
ond of a series of eight Steele West- 
erns being made by Supreme. 

T T T 

Ben Lyon has been signed by Mas- 
cot for "Young and Beautiful." The 
Hollywood Singers, group of 30 
voices, also will appear in the pic- 

T T T 

Josephine Hutchinson is being 
teamed by Warners with Dick Pow- 
ell in "Gentlemen Are Born." 

Marian Marsh has been signed bj 
Monogram for "Girl of the Limber 
lost," cast of which is now com- 
pleted. Louise Dresser, Eddie Na 
gent, Henry Walthall, Helen Jerom< 
Eddy, Betty Blythe, Barbara Bed 
ford, Gigi Parrish, Robert Ellis anc 
Tommy Bupp also are in it. Adeli 
Comandini adapted the Gene Strat 
ton Porter story and Christy Ca 
banne will direct. 

"The Case of the Howling Dog,' 
the Erie Stanley Gardner mysterj 
thriller now in production at th« 
Warner studios, with Warren Wil 
liam, Mary Astor and Helen Tren- 
holme heading the cast, will prob- 
ably be the first of a series of de- 
tective films based on stories bj 
Gardner setting forth the adven^ 
tures of Perry Mason, sleuth ex- 
traordinary. "The Case of the Cu- 
rious Bride" will be filmed later this 
summer; then, it is probable, will 
come "The Case of the Counterfeit 
Eye," and the producing company 
holds options on several others. 

ntimate in Character 
nternational in Scope 
ndependent in Thought 

The Daily Newspaper 
Of Motion Pictures 
Now Sixteen Years Old 

CL. LXVI. NO. 2 

NEW yCCI\, ILCSDAy, JLLy 3, 1934 


lode Authority Won't Rule on Breach of Contract 


indiscriminate Penalizing of Films Hit by Jack Cohn 


ars on 



. . . bad for their film rep 

OTWITHSTANDING all the talk about 

major companies taking steps to pre- 

ijit their stars from appearing on the 

io, the ether programs of this past 

day contained the following coterie of 
h names: 

Miriam Hopkins, Herbert Marshall, Ed- 
ld Everett Horton, Ginger Rogers, Joel 
iCrea, Tom Brown, Will Rogers, Jimmy 
! ante and a few others whose names 
I not come readily to mind. 

n one or two instances the appearance 
I these personalities on the air was in 
|i nature of a tieup with some exploita- 

i value for their next pictures. 

"or the most part, however, it reflects 

i radio's need of names and talent, and 

I determination to get them wherever 



HE detriment of this practice to the 
movie business, aside from keeping a 
of theater patrons at home, lies chiefly 
he injury to reputation that is suffered 
so many stars as a result of the failure 
their personalities to register over the 

Wter seeing and hearing Margaret Sul- 
,jn on the screen in "Only Yesterday," 
ost anyone would be impatient to see 
tearing her on the radio, however, in- 
ed no such unanimous desire — in fact, 

iwas quite a letdown after having seen 


The same is true of a dozen other lead- 

I actors and actresses who have taken a 

Ig at the air. 


l ADIO gives no opportunity for genuine 
' acting, and, while a few artists who 
i adept at monologue can register satis- 
;torily through the medium of sound 
ine, the majority of finished actors do 
imselves an injustice and are more apt 
'hurt their following than to help it. 
icreen talent is so valuable and box- 
ice personalities are so hard to main- 
n even under ordinary circumstances 
lit they should be jealously guarded and 
iserved not squandered or jeopardized 
' some small and temporary gain. 

Columbia Exec Denounces 

Blanket Indictment 

for Sins of Few 


Atlantic City- — Denunciation of 
crusaders who are penalizing the en- 
tire film industry because of a few 
objectionable pictures was voiced 
by Jack Cohn, vice-president of Co- 
lumbia, at the opening session of 
the company's eastern sales conven- 
tion at the Hotel Ritz-Carlton here. 
Cohn said in part: 

"It is a pity that the entire mo- 

(Continucd on Pane 9) 


Atlantic City — Identification of 
32 of the productions on Columbia's 
program for next season was out- 
lined yesterday at the opening ses- 
sion of the company's three-day 
eastern sales convention at the Ritz- 

{Continued on Page 9) 

New Labor Board Setup 
By President Roosevelt 

Washington Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 
Washington — An impartial labor 
board of three members to investi- 
gate and mediate disputes during 
the remainder of the statutory life 

{Continued on Page 4) 

'Bondage' Holds at Music Hall 

RKO's "Of Human Bondage" will be 
held over a second week at the Radio 
City Music Hall starting Thursday. 


Atlantic City — As one of the high- 
lights of its planned program to 
eradicate what it considers abuses, 
the Independent Exhibitors Protec- 
tive Association, new Philadelphia 
unit, will institute a suit next Sep- 
tember in an effort to prohibit dis- 
tributor interference with double 
features, President Ben Golder told 
The Film Daily yesterday at the 
Ritz-Carlton. It will seek to stop 
distributors from inserting clauses 
in their film contracts forbidding 

{Continued on Page 4) 

Allied Plans New Moves 
Against Block Booking 

Allied States Ass'n is reported 
planning legislative moves in an 
effort to eliminate compulsory block 
booking. Both the Republican and 
Democratic platforms for the com- 
ing fall election in Massachusetts 
are expected to contain planks for- 
bidding this practice. Allied's Bos- 
ton unit is in back of the plan. 

Breach of Contract Complaints 
Not Within Code Jurisdiction 

Cleveland Intake Up 65% 

Cleveland — Paid admissions in 80 
Cuyahoga County theaters in the first 
five months of 1934 amounted to $3,- 
523,025, an increase of about 65 per 
cent over the intake of $2,147,876 in 
the corresponding period of 1933, ac- 
cording to figures compiled by the 
Cleveland Trust Co. and being used as 
the basis of newspaper ads under the 
heading of "Business Recovery Trends." 

The Code Authority considers 
breach-of -contract complaints as be- 
yond its jurisdiction as defined by 
the code, it is indicated in an ap- 
peals decision among four an- 
nounced yesterday. The opinion is 
rendered in connection with the ap- 
peal of the United Artists Seattle 
branch from a decision of the Port- 
land grievance board in a complaint 

{Continued on Page 4) 

Reform Organizations Los- 
ing Cooperation of 

Cincinnati — What is regarded as 
part of a ,possible national move- 
ment of passive retaliation against 
the unfair and discriminatory meth- 
ods of zealots in attacking all mo- 
tion pictures is seen here in the de- 
cision of managers and employes of 
distributing companies and theater 
interests to attend no further meet- 
ings of churchmen or societies seek- 
ing to "purify" the movies. At least 
one major company is known to 
have issued definite instructions to 
this effect to its employes, and the 
same word has been quietly passed 
along throughout film row. 

A movie spokesman, pointing to 

{Continued on Page 4) 


Washington Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 
Washington — That the present 
method of setting up code authori- 
ties "is sadly defective and that the 
cost of administration is, in many 
cases, expensive and sometimes heav- 
ily burdensome to the smaller in- 
terests", is among the conclusions 
in the third and final report of the 

{Continued on Page 8) 

Six Dick Talmadge Films 
Planned by Hoyt & Hirsch 

Hoyt & Hirsch Productions plan 
to make six action features starring 
Richard Talmadge for which Fred 
Thomson will handle world distri- 
bution. First is slated to go in work 
next week on the coast, with deliv- 
ery on Sept. 15. 

First New House in 5 Years 

New Philadelphia, 0. — First new the- 
ater construction reported in this area 
within the past five years will be a 
house on East High St. in this city. 
Paramount Theaters, Inc., will build it. 




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Geo. Stout and Ben Cohen 
Eastbound on Film Deals 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 
Hollywood — George W. Stout, 
vice-president of Romance Pictures, 
and Ben S. Cohen, general sales 
manager, are en route to New York 
to close deals on important new 
product and to attend the premieres 
in several large Eastern houses of 
"Young Eagles", Romance's Boy 
Scout serial that is now being book- 
ed throughout the country. 

New 3-Day Attendance 
Established at the Roxy 

A new three-day attendance rec- 
ord for this year at the Roxy was 
established over the week-end, when 
more than 56,000 bought tickets for 
"Baby, Take a Bow", starring Shir- 
ley Temple. 

The Roxy's scale of prices for 
the July 4 holiday will not be in- 
creased, Howard S. Cullman stated 

J. P. Kennedy in Capital 
For Stock Exchange Post 

Washington Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 
Washington — Joseph P. Kennedy, 
newly appointed chairman of the 
Federal Securities and Exchange 
Commission, has arrived to take up 
his duties. Kennedy says he has 
given up all other interests for the 
next five years and will make his 
headquarters here. 

RKO Center to Prepare for Legit 

M. H. Aylesworth formally an- 
nounced yesterday that the RKO 
Center will close Sunday night and 
reopen Sept. 17 under the direction 
of Max Gordon. During the ten 
weeks that the house will be dark, 
rehearsals for the first Gordon pro- 
duction, "Waltzes in Vienna," will 
be carried on. 

E. M. Loew Leases House 

Beverly, Mass. — Current reports 
to the contrary, the Ware Theater 
has been acquired by the E. M. 
Loew circuit only on a one-year 
lease and not by purchase. House 
will be operated for the circuit by 
Manager Thomas Woodbury and the 
Ramsdell Brothers, lessees for the 
past decade, until September, when 
E. M. Loew will be back from 
France and Switzerland. 

W. A. Ryan Joins Gaumont-British 

W. A. Ryan, former manager for 
Fox in Albany, has been appointed 
by Arthur Lee as special representa- 
tive for Gaumont-British in the up- 
per New York territory. 

Buster West Signed by Educational 

Al Christie has signed Buster 
West for the starring role in the 
new comedy which Christie is pro- 
ducing for Educational. Tom Pat- 
ricola will be featured with West. 

Gaumont-British Moves Offices 
Offices of Gaumont-British moved 

yesterday from 226 West 42nd St. 

to 1600 Broadway. 

Col. Promotes Galanty 
To New Dist. Mgr. Post 

Atlantic City — Sam, Galanty, 
Washington branch manager for 
Columbia, has been promoted to dis- 
trict manager with territory includ- 
ing Washington, Cincinnati and 
Pittsburgh. This is a new post. 
Fred Curd, Memphis shipping clerk, 
has been made a salesman out of 
that branch. 

Hummell Handling Film 
Financed by Coast Bank 

Howard S. Hummell has been 
designated by the Pacific Bank of 
Los Angeles to arrange national re- 
lease for "Greatest Thing in Life," 
feature starring Clive Brook and 
Diana Wynyard and directed by 
Howard Hawks. Story is an orig- 
inal by Bess Meredith and the bank 
financed the production. 

Code Auth'y Recess Today 

No committee meetings or hear- 
ings will be held today at the Code 
Authority. A meeting of an appeal 
committee, headed by either Sid- 
ney R. Kent of W. C. Michel, will 
be held Thursday with four appeals 
scheduled to be heard. The case of 
Leon Rosenblatt vs. David Wein- 
stock regarding lease interference 
of the Orpheum, Jersey City, was 
heard yesterday by an appeal com- 
mittee headed by Major L. E. 
Thompson. The case was certified 
to the Code Authority by the Jer- 
sey City grievance board. 

Casey Robinson on Trip to France 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 
Hollywood — Casey Robinson, 
Paramount scenarist who sailed last 
week for New York with Charles R. 
Rogers and Val Paul, production 
manager for Rogers, is bound for 
France, where he will confer with 
Renee Barteux on an original story 
being written by the latter for Rog- 
ers. While en route to New York 
Robinson will work on "McFadden's 
Flats". He plans to return here 
about Sept. 1. 

New Garbo Film Starts 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — "The Painted Veil," 
new Greta Garbo picture, went into 
production yesterday at M-G-M. 
Herbert Marshall plays opposite 
her, with Richard Boleslavsky di- 
recting. Story is an adaptation of 
Somerset Maugham's novel. 

Tuesday, July 3, 193 

.oming an 

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RICHARD DIX and his bride sail from N< 
York on Friday aboard the Santa Lucia for tl 
west coast. 

EDWARD STRAUSS leaves today for Chica^ 

CLIFF BOYD, RKO manager in Cincinnati, i 
on vacation in the east. 

WALTER WANGER arrives in New York todi 
from abroad on the lie de France, which I 

PETER ARNO has arrived at the Hotel W<! 
wick from the coast. 

GENEVIEVE TOBIN leaves New York tomd 
row for the coast to resume work at the Wa; 
ner studios. 

CASEY ROBINSON sailed from California li 
week for New York in company with CHARL 
R. ROGERS and VAL PAUL. Robinson is j 
route to France. 

Romance Pictures, producers of the serii 
"Young Eagles," arrive in New York this we 
from Hollywood. 

BENNIE BERGER, nortrwest exhibitor. J 
rived in New York yesterday from Atlan 
City en route to Chicago. 


Today: Convention of Southeastern Tl 
ater Owners Association, The Ansley Hot 

July 2-4: Columbia regional sales meeting 
Atlantic City. 

July 7: First Annual Outing of the Execut 
Offices of Mullen and Pinanski Theati 
Mayflower Hotel, Plymouth. Mass. 

July 8-9: G. F. T. A Independent Theat 
Ass'n convention, Hotel Ansley, Atlai 

July 9-11: Second and final Columbia s, 
convention, Medinah Club, Chicago. 

July 11: I.T.O.A. boat ride and outing 
Roton Point, Conn. 

July 13: Meeting of creditors at office 
Special Master John E. Joyce to consji 
Saenger reorganization plan. 

July 18: Annual outing of Boston motion i 
ture post, American Legion, Recre. 
Park, Riverside, Auburndale, Mass. 

Aug. 1-20: Second Exhibition of Cinem> 
graphy, Venice, Italy. 

Aug. 22-24: Allied Theater Owners of N 
Jersey convention, Atlantic City. 

Sept. 16; North Dakota Allied meeting, M 
dan, N. D. 

Oct. 29: S.M.P.E. Fall Meeting, Hotel Pe 
sylvania. New York. 

Ken Goldsmith 


'Little Men 9 




as New York critics cheer the 
first hit of the new season! 

Film Daily: "Will give any fan his money's worth, even at roadshow prices. Invested with 
wide appeal. Ranges from languorous smoothness in the love scenes to rapid-fire action." 
N.Y. American: "A notable addition to cinema's best ... an important event in the annals of 
motion picture history. A deeply stirring tale. Madeleine Carroll's is a deeply stirring perform- 
ance." N.Y. Daily News: "A lavish production, made on a grand scale with beautiful sets 
and fine photographic effects." N.Y. Daily Mirror: "Massive and spectacular film . . . magnifi- 
cent drama . . . stirring and impressive love story . . . told with clarity and brilliance. 
Madeleine Carroll gives another sensitive and fine performance." N.Y. Evening Journal: 
"Lovely, talented Madeleine Carroll makes her American screen debut an 
effective one. Filmed on a lavish scale." N.Y. World-Telegram: "Splendidly done 
film. One of the most lavish and well-acted of the chronicle films... a sterling 
and sympathetic exhibit. ..poignant and realistic." N.Y. Sun: "An ambitious 
undertaking . . . has plenty to offer as entertainment. Its presence at the Criterion 
augurs well for the new season. Hollywood has produced another epic." 





New York 


Produced by Winfield Sheehan 

Directed by John Ford 

Story and screen play by Reginald Berkeley 


— New York Sun 




Tuesday, July 3, 1934 


(.Continued from Page 1) 

brought against A. L. Adams, oper- 
ator of the Palace, Silverton, Ore 
The Authority refuses to determine 
complaints of this nature. 

In another decision the Authority 
ruled that a local grievance board 
upon complaint of a distributor can- 
not direct an exhibitor to furnish 
preferred playing time for a per- 
centage picture. The opinion reads 
in part: 

"In our opinion the power of a local griev- 
ance board under the provisions quoted is 
lirrrted to relieving an exhibitor from the 
obligation to play a motion picture designated 
by a distributor under a contract for a par- 
ticular day or days or the week; and that 
the local grievance board has otherwise no 
power and that the parties are otherwise left 
to their legal remedies." 

The case dismissed involved a complaint of 
M-G-M against L. L. Drake of the Ansonia, 
Wadesboro. N. C, heard by the Charlotte 
grievance board. 

The Authority unanimously affirms de- 
termination of the Des Moines grievance board 
in dismissing the complaint instituted by J. 
M. Anderson, Princess Theater, Boone, la. 
against Central States Theaters Corp., opei 
ator of the Rialto in that town, charging at 
tempt to deprive the complainant of product 

In the case of Louis Linker, Criterion The 
ater, Bridgeton, N. J., vs. Stanley Theater 
same city, in which Stanley appealed from a 
Philadelphia grievance board determination 
that it release 17 features to the Criterion, 
the determination of the Philadelphia board 
is modified to include the finding that the 
respondent has not adopted an unfairly com- 
peting operating policy of unnecessary and 
too frequent changes of pictures, and to in- 
clude in place of the direction made by 
the Philadelphia board the direction that 
Stanley forthwith make its selection under 
its selective contracts with distributors of 
the minimum number of pictures which it 
is obliged to play under such agreements, 
and thereby release the remainder to the Cri- 
terion for negotiation. 

Exchanges Will Serve 
New Cleve. Dual Houses 

Cleveland — National exchanges 
having no affiliated theaters are re- 
ported as willing to serve houses 
playing double features in this area 
in spite of the single feature agree- 
ment scheduled to go in effect July 
8. A 100 per cent shutout of duals 
will not be possible due to several 
houses, which were closed at the 
time the agreement was signed, re- 
opening now with the intention of 
playing double bills. The Temple, 
operated by Victor Wolcott, is the 
first of these, with others to follow. 
Independent exchanges are serving 
the Temple. 



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"Evelyn Venable takes 
every day, yet wears oi 
of shoes than any actrcs 
mount studio." 

a long walk 

t fewer pairs 

at the Para- 




• • • ADVICES FROM Hollywood via Muriel Han- 
nah the well known portrait painter of movie celebs 

who raves over a two-reel color short . . made for RKO Radio 
the credit for the color composition going to Robert Ed- 
mund Jones the short subject is called "Cucaracha" 

with a Mexican background Muriel sez "Truly beau- 
tiful a living painting a new technique in this color 

process more range more depth gives a mar- 
vellous third-dimensional quality out here they are talk- 
ing of it as the best twp-reeler ever produced and some 

say it marks the end of black-and-white pictures, even as the 

first talker spelt the doom of the silents" so there you are 

take it for what it's worth coming from an artist 

and art critic who ought to know 

• • • SHIP NEWS of some film folks on the He 

de France at Sea Carl Laemmle, Joe Schenck, the Sam 

Woods, Dave Bader, Joe Weil, Jack Ross, Stephen Pallos, the 

Maury Silverstones, the Thornton Freelands, Berney Sobel 

made this ocean palace look like Hollywood Boulevard, Broad- 
way and Piccadilly Circus during the run Joe Schenck 

took the first auction pool with half a grand in the pot when 

the boat did 546 miles the second day and Joe is just on 

a vacation! what does the guy do when he attends to 


• • • A FORMER film alumnus Frank Crossin 

now with the Credit Men's Association of New York 

showed up with the National Screen contingent at the Empey 

luncheon for Max Baer and Frank poured drinks for the 

crowd Nathan D. Golden, head of the M. P. Section of the 

Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce has just been 

elected Department Commander of the District of Columbia 
Dcp't No. 1 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars 

• • • DESIGNED FOR the American market Gau- 

mont-British has issued a book announcing The Select Twelve 

they comprise a diversified program of dramas, comedies, 

musicals and mystery plays featuring names of players 

who are internationally known Jay Blaufox is handling 

the press dep't of the Theater of the Air a modern show 

idea combining Radio, the Stage and Screen 

• • • OPENING TONITE Richard Barthelmess' 

"Midnight Alibi" from the First Nash stude premiering 

at the Strand Dick will be there in person here is 

the latest of the Damon Runyon stories the gent who is 

Cleaning Up they tell us Damon is selling all his old 

manuscripts that he has had stored away for years and 

he has just started on the first trunkload 

• • • WILL THE following folks in Hollywood please 
be so kind as to return play scripts belonging to author Sam 

Warshawsky Sam sez he's darn tired of payin' typewriter 

bills for new scripts because folks don't return the old ones 

Lionel Barrymore, Bela Lugosi, Ethel Barrymore, Lowell 

Sherman, Howard Hughes are some of the folks who wanted to 

read Sam's plays of course if they want to produce 'em 

it's okay with him otherwise will they give the 

guy a break and let him have some action? we once 

wrote a play, so we know exactly how he feels 


(Continued from Page 1) 

the cooperation always extended bj 
the film industry to churches, wel- 
fare organizations and civic groups 
declares that the withholding of this 
cooperation in future will prove s 
bigger loss to the churches and socj 
ieties than any damage they can 
cause the movies by blacklisting 
films. Citing the recent statement 
of Roger W. Babson, noted statis- 
tician, before the general council 
of the Congregational and Christiar 
Churches, in Oberlin, 0., to the ef 
feet that church attendance hac 
dropped as much as 70 per cen 
since 1930, he said the influence ot 
the church crusade would be fail 
less than expected by these zealotsl 

New Labor Board Setup 
By President Roosevell 

(Continued from Page 1) 

of the NRA is created in an execui 
tive order signed by Presiden 
Roosevelt before sailing on his va 
cation. Members of the board an! 
Lloyd Garrison of Wisconsin, chair 
man; Henry Alvin Millis of Illif 
nois and Edwin S. Smith of Massaj 
husetts. By this move, labor man 
ters are taken out of the hands of 
the NRA and General Johnson anl 
transferred entirely to the ne^i 
board, which will work in conjunc i 
tion with the Labor Department] 
The present National Labor Boaril 
is terminated July 9. 

Test Suits Planned 

By New Philly Unii 

(Continued from Page 1) 

playing of their features on th 
same bill with another feature. 

A legal attack on block bookin 
is also planned by the association 
Golder stated, with the action to t 
instituted under the Sherman an 
trust laws. The suit will char; 
that distributors are acting in coll 
sion in carrying out this policy, sa:3 
the former Congressman. The assji 
ciation also plans to study the co« 
with object of seeking redress i! 
connection with provisions it co^ 
siders unfair from the standpoint cj 
the independent exhibitor. 

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Of 5,743 reels of EngNsh dialogue 
films imported by Japan last year, 98 
per cent were of American origin. 


Every Exhibitor 

Will Want To Know About 

All Of The Product 

Features—Shorts— News Reels 

Of All Companies 

As Now Planned For Release 

For The Coming Year 

Conveniently Catalogued For Quick Reference 

And But One Of Many Features 
In The Coming— 1934— Film Daily 

Production Guide 

Distributions This Month 


One Night of Love with 
jrace Moore in glorious 
oice is one of the most 
harming and certainly the- 
nost intelligent musical pic- 
Lire to come out ofHolly- 


"Miss Moore's perform- 
ance utterly charming and 
the whole picture a delight- 
ful entertainment." 

Mary Pick ford 

"This is one for you! It i 
an evening for the Gods!" 
— Kathryn Dougherty 
Photoplay Magazine 

"Grace Moore sings exqui- 
sitely and brings something 

Liberty Maga^jne 

Z^ 1 

f new into pictures 

"To Columbia's hit roster, show- 
men may now add One Night of 
Love. After key city notices this 
star may find herself a rage, both 
as star and singer. . . A credit to 

Silver Screen | 



the industry.' 

Motion Picture Daily 

Dear Grace . . . You com- 
pletely won your audience 
with your warmth and charm 
and thrilled us with your glo- 
rious voice." 

Norma Shearer 

Jitdt a few of the Acwed of 
have twiw4 pointing in* 


caJjiteclea. vti 



•OR /9J4-/935 CLICKS 

''This marks a thrilling new 
epoch in sound pictures." 

Movie Mirn 

"Miss Moore is one o 
most radiant personalitic 

Ruth Chatt 

"Thrilling, trilling, de luxe! 

Grace Moore sings her way 

into your heart." 

Modern Screen 

"Grace Moore's exquisite 
voice and charming personal- 
ity make this picture enchant- 
ing. I was thrilled with it." 

* Gloria Swan son 


"Grace Moore's voice creat 
the strongest audience reacti 
ever seen by this reviewer." 

— Gene Chrism, 
Fawcett Publicath 



"Great entertainment. Grace 
Moore's performance mag-' 
nifique." Maurice Chevalier 

"The whole thing is the 
sort of ideal entertainment- 
one yearns for." 

Herbert Marshal 

"One Night of Love should be 
a smash hit. Preview audience 
reaction definitely stamps it a 
box-office natural. A triumph 
for Grace Moore and a credit to 
the Columbia organization." 

Box-Office Associated Publications] 

ollvwood ihunders its praises! 
Watch the next announcement/ 


c^cteen pltiif Pit 






Tuesday, July 3, 1934 

NEWS of the DAY 

Randolph, Mass. — Stetson Hall 
here was closed June 30 by E. J. 

West Sullivan, Me.— The Alham- 
bra has been reopened by P. D 

Harrisville, R. I. — Assembly Hall 
has been opened for the showing of 
movies by the Burrilville Town 
Building Board of Administration. 

Springfield, Mass. — The Fox-Nel- 
son Theater has been closed by 
Arthur Theater Corp. 

Cincinnati — Strand has dropped 
double features for the summer and 
instituted a new price policy of 10- 
15-25 with second run pictures. 

Darrow Urges Change 

In Code Authorities 

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National Recovery Board submitted 
by Clarence Darrow to President 
Roosevelt . and made public yester- 
day. Only the "conclusions" were 
given out and these contained no 
mention of the film industry specif- 
ically, although it is understood 
that the full report did renew some 
of its earlier charges. 

Continuing with regard to code 
authorities, the Darrow conclusions 

"Our candid and unbiased belief 
is that every member of an indus- 
try subject to the provisions of a 
code should be guaranteed a voice 
in the selection of the governing 
body known as the code authority. 

"We are concerned, further, that 
all administrative members of the 
code authority should be selected 
with an eye single to their fitness 
and qualifications for the duties to 
be assumed; they should be en- 
titled to vote upon all questions; 
they should be paid out of govern- 
ment funds." 

St. Louis Hearing July 5 

St. Louis — Federal Judge Charles 
B. Davis has set July 5 as the date 
for hearing on the approval of the 
foreclosure sale of the Ambassador, 
Grand Central and Missouri the- 
aters to the Bondholders Protective 
Committee. Warner interests have 
petitioned to block the sale. 



An umbrella rental service is a good 
thing for rainy days. 

« « REVIEWS of the NEW FEATURES » » 

Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey in 


with Thelma Todd and Dorothy Lee 
RKO Radio 72 mins. 


For the Wheeler and Woolsey fans this 
production not only contains the usual 
quota of laugh-provoking nonsense, but it's 
a little out of the usual run by reason 
of being a costume affair. In addition, 
the comedy holds close to the clean 
variety. Story is set in a medieval town, 
where Bert and Bob are lodged in the 
pillory because of Bert's penchant for tak- 
ing things that don't belong to him. 
Through the intervention of Dorothy Lee, 
disguised as a boy and running away be- 
cause the Duke has demanded her hand 
in exchange for a debt he holds against 
her father, the boys gain their freedom 
and the three of them go roaming to- 
gether. Subsequently the boys impersonate 
the King's doctors sent to attend the ail- 
ing Duke, and there is a lot more horse- 
play until Bert accidentally captures a wild 
boar that has been terrorizing the village 
and thereby wins a reward that enables 
him to take Dorothy from the Duke. 
Woolsey has a good foil in Thelma Todd, 
the romantically inclined wife of a hunt- 
ing baron, Noah Beery. A few musical 
numbers add to the enjoyment. 

Cast: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, 
Dorothy Lee, Noah Beery, Robert Greig. 

Director, Mark Sandnch; Authors, Ed- 
ward Kaufman, Ben Holmes; Additional 
Dialogue, Grant Garrett, Ralph Spence; 
Cameraman, David Abel; Music and Lyrics, 
Will Jason, Val Burton; Recording Engineer, 
P. J. Faulkner; Editor, Jack Kitchin. 
Direction, Lively. Photography, A-l. 

Withdraw Hitler Picture 
Following German Protest 

Buffalo — Protests by the German 
consul, Alphonse Karl, and Herman 
Schmidt, Buffalo importer, for a 
German-American united front 
caused summary withdrawal from 
the Hollywood Theater of the Cor- 
nelius Vanderbilt-Jewel Productions 
picture, "Hitler's Reign of Terror." 
V. Spencer Balser, manager of 
house, unit of Basil Brothers cir- 
cuit, said Jewel had leased the house 
for the run. A. Leonze was in 
charge for Jewel. 

Mrs. Daniel K. Stucki and Mrs. 
Katherine Siegrist, representing the 
state censorship board, said the pic- 
ture never had been licensed. Suit 
now is pending in Supreme Court 
to determine whether it is subject 
to censorship. Leonze said with- 
drawal was temporary and that the 
picture will be shown here later. 

Additional Para. Claims 

Acceptance by the court of peti- 
tions requesting reorganization of 
Paramount under the new bank- 
ruptcy law has opened the gates to 
filing of additional claims against 
the company, it is understood. Un- 
der the company's previous status 
all claims were void if they had not 
been filed by Sept. 13, 1933. 


with Ralph Bellamy, Shirley Grey, 

Gail Patrick. 

Columbia 61 mins. 


This one goes a bit too far in having 
the finger of suspicion pointed at prac- 
tically everyone in the story. Action is 
for the most part taken up with alibis as 
Ralph Bellamy, as a police inspector, en- 
deavors to unravel the mysterious killing 
of a famous movie star. She is shot down 
in the midst of a dance number while 
the cameras are grinding and the set is 
fiiled with actors, extras and the studio 
staff. The star's past enters the story 
and the unraveling centers around the dis- 
covery of a diary that the unfortunate 
woman kept daily. It is through the find- 
ing of the diary that Bellamy is able to 
track down the killer. Entire action takes 
place behind the scenes of a movie studio. 
Toward the finish the film works up a 
fair share of suspense, but alibis and 
grillings take up most of the footage 

Cast: Ralph Bellamy, Shirley Grey, Gail 
Patrick, Kane Richmond, Bradley Page, 
Vincent Sherman, Clifford Jones, Arthur 
Rankin, Lucien Prival, Ward Bond, Helen 

Director, D. Ross Lederman; Author, 
Charles R. Condon; Screen Play, Harold 
Shumate; Editor, Otto Meyer; Cameraman, 
Al Seigler; Recording Engineer, Lambert 

Direction, fair. Photography, good. 

John Wayne in 


Monogram 60 mins. 


This western goes in for the rough stuff 
in large gobs, and manages to keep the 
excitement going. John Wayne rides in 
to town and saves a coach from being 
held up by a band that is terrorizing the 
ranchers by committing all sorts of depre- 
dations. They are headed by a mys- 
terious outlaw known as "The Shadow" 
whc. gives his instructions to his gang 
from behind a screen in a wall. Wayne 
has himself appointed sheriff after the 
former officer is killed by the gang. With 
the help of his pal, an Indian guide, he 
adopts some original tactics to get a line 
on the gang leader and the hideout in 
the hills. The finish is a hot fight se- 
quence as the gang leader decides to make 
a cleanup and rob the bank in town by 
riding in boldly with his outfit and a ma- 
chine gun in a covered wagon, Wayne 
gets all the ranchers together, appoints 
them deputy U. S. marshals, as he has 
been sent direct from Washington, and 
cleans up the gang in a running fight that 
packs a punch. 

Cast: John Wayne, Verna Hillie, George 
Hayes, Yakima Canutt, Earl Dwire, Ed 
Parker, George Cleveland, Tom Lingham. 
Arthur Ortega, Davie Aldrich. 

Director, R. N. Bradbury; Author, same; 
Screenplay, same. 

Direction, fast Photography, good. 



(CONSISTENT with Educational's 
plan to use more exteriors in its 
comedies, Al Christie took his com- 
pany out on location yesterday to 
Casino Park, Flushing, L. I., where 
considerable shooting will be done 
on the "fleet" comedy tentatively 
titled "Sailors Ashore." With the 
sanction of the U. S. Navy, Chris- 
tie took many shots of the fleet dur- 
ing its stay in New York recently. 
These authentic shots will provide 
the background for the comedy fea- 
turing Tom Patricola and revolving 
around the fleet's stay in New York. 

Screen Attractions Corp., of which 
M. Kleinerman is president, has 
completed the first of a series of 12 
one-reel musicals to be made at Irv 


Charles Gibson Whitehead, asso- 
ciate producer of Colored Photog- 
raphy Pictures, Irvington, N. Y., is 
the father of a nine pound girl, and 
not a grandfather, as previously re- 
ported. The daughter has been 
named Dolores after Dolores Cos- 


Production on "Woman in the 
Dark", the first of the series of fea- 
tures to be made by Select Produc- 
tions, is expected to be completed 
today at the Biograph studio. Fay 
Wray, Ralph Bellamy, Roscoe Atce, 
Nell O'Day and Melvyn Douglas 
head the cast. 

Showcraft Forms Script Comm. 

Showcraft Pictures, which plans 
to deliver on Sept. 1 two features 
of a schedule of 12 to be made on 
the coast, has formed a committee- 
to pass on all scripts. It consists: 
of Phil Meyer, metropolitan fran- 
chise holder; Century Film Ex- 
change, Boston franchise holder 
Security Pictures Corp., Chicagi 
franchise holder, Harry Bergen o: 
Bergen & Co., bankers for the com- 
pany, Emil K. Ellis, attorney; anc^ 
Norton V. Ritchey. 

Dan Hart Joins Lab 

Dan Hart has become associated' 
with Film Laboratory, Inc., as out- 
side salesman. 



Music Hall, Capitol, Paramount and 
Roxy did more business jointly over 
the week-end than the four houses 
have done in any week-end in some 


Tuesday, July 3, 1934 




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Carlton Hotel. The complete lineup, 
Counting in eight westerns, will 
|;otal 48, and the eight features not 
[yet designated will be selected from 
material to conform with the chang- 
ing trends and public tastes as the 
,eason goes along, 
j Productions already set are: 

"Broadway Bill," Frank Capra production 
'dapted by Robert Riskin from Mark Helling- 
Wr*i short story, "Strictly Confidential", fea- 
turing Warner Baxter, Myrna Loy, Raymond 
[iValburn, Lynn Overman, Clarence Muse, 
Sterling Holloway. 
\ Another Frank Capra Production, not yet 


I "One Night of Love," introducing Grace 
[Hoore; based on the stage play by Dorothy 
peare and Charles Beahan; directed by Vic- 
,r Schertzinger. 

"Feather in Her Hat," by I. A. R. Wylie. 

An Edward G. Robinson-Howard Hawks 


"Party Wire," from the current book by 
3ruce Manning. 

A Claudette Colbert Production. 

"Maid of Honor," from the book and 
'Cosmopolitan" Magazine story by Kathar- 
ne Brush. 

"Carnival," a dramatic romance by Robert 

'The Girl Friend," a musical extravaganza 
Herbert Fields, Richard Rodgers and 
Lorenz Hart; featuring Jack Haley, Lupe 
^elez; story directed by Russell Mack. A 
William Rowland production. 
i One Jack Holt- Edmund Lowe production 

"Lady Beware," comedy with cast headed 
iy a well known woman star. 

"Black Room Mystery," starring Boris 

"Sure Fire," from the play by Ralph Mur- 
ihy; starring Gene Raymond and Ann Soth- 

"Mills of the Gods," drama of industrial 
America by Melville Baker and Jack Kirk 

"Depths Below," starring Jack Holt. 

Two additional Jack Holt productions. 

"Breakfast ror Two," a honeymoon farce. 

"E ; ght Bells," the stage drama of the sea 
iy Percy G. Mandley. 

"Once a Gentleman," from the story by 
Bradley King. 

"That's Gratitude," the stage comedy sue 
:ess by Frank Craven. 

"Spring 3100," a romantic melodrama from 
he stage success by Argyll Campbell. 

"Man Proof," comedy drama of modern 

i "Murder Island," from the story by Le- 
and Jamieson. 

j "Mistaken Identity," drama of a girl who 
jived another woman's life. 

"White Lies," modern romance of a girl 
[vho lived her life on the front pages of tht 
country's newspapers. 

, "Lady of New York," the dramatic story 
>f a beautiful, sophisticated girl. 

"Private Property," drama of a girl en- 
meshed in a net of whispers and intrigue. 

''Unknown Woman," drama of a girl y/hose 
bewildering conquests baffled those who knew 
ier best. 

"$25 An Hour," Gladys Unger and Leyla 
(leorgi's romantic stage comedy. 
i "I Confess," story of a woman who bared 
iiei* heart to the w-orld. 

In addition to these 32 productions, there 
will be eight other pictures with subject' 
Selected during the course of the season and 
designed to meet changing trends in pub- 
! ic taste. 

The Tim McCoy features will be eight in 


In the way of shorts Columbia will offer 
he following: 

I 26 two-reel comedies featuring an aggrega- 
tion of comedians which includes Harry 
Langdon, Andy Clyde, Leon Errol and Walter 
Catlett. The casts will be augmented by 
musical comedy headliners, popular stage 
comedians, outstanding radio personalities and 
famous Hollywood names. 

■ "Color Rhapsodies," produced by Charles 
Mintz; a new animated cartoon in brilliant 
i:olor which will introduce an amusing group 
|)f new characters to the screen. 

"Krazy Kat Kartoons," produced by 
Charles Mintz. 

"Scrappy." animated cartoons, produced bi- 
naries Mintz. 

Columbia Convention Chatter 


ATLANTIC CITY— Abe Montague, Joe 
McConville and Rube Jackter landed in 
A. C. with plenty of trouble all around 'em. 
First their baggage went astray. And then 
the second unblessed event occurred when 
they checked into the wrong hotel, i.e., the 

George Brown, impresario of Columbia' s 
publicity ami advertising, worked Lou Goldberg- 
Ben Atwcll. Arnold Van Leer and himself 
so hard in getting things set for the conven- 
tion's opening that they dubbed him "slave 
driver." But they smiled when they said it. 

Jack McKeon dropped into the Ritz over 
the week-end to visit with Ben Colder of 
Philly and other friends. 

Eddie Schnitzer won convention honor 

nurse maid to little tots playing along the 

A. C. over the week-end looked like Broad- 
way. Getting mixed up with the ocean were 
David Bernstein, Nick Kenny, Gus Edwards, 
Lee Shubert, Dave Frankl.n, et al. Plus Ben- 
nie Berger from the wilds of Detroit. 

Ceoige Brozvn and his staff were handed 
plenty of compliments for their decorating 
job on the convention hall. Sales talk "hooey" 
s absent from the displays, which include pic- 
tures of Columbia personalities and other 
facts. Decorative scheme is black, silver and 

Lee Shubert was on the trail of Columbia 
execs peddling clean plays, which, he claimed, 
are now in style owing to the church cam- 
paign against so-called immoral pictures. 

Theater of the Air 

Also to Show Shorts 

Newsreels and short subjects, in 
addition to radio programs, will be 
features of the shows at the The- 
ater of the Air, formerly the Ca- 
sino, which opens under its new pol- 
icy in mid-August. Arrangements 
have been completed with WOR, 
WMCA, WINS and WNEW where- 
by these stations will utilize the 
theater for sponsored and sustain- 
ing programs daily. 

Rathner Handling Principal 
Harry Rathner, former branch 
manager for Principal Distributing 
Corp. and who has recently opened 
his own office in the RKO Bldg., Ra- 
dio City, is acting as eastern rep- 
resentative for Principal, which has 
given up its local offices. He will 
also handle other product. 

New Theater for Manila 
Manila, P. I. — Eastern Theatrical 
Co., Inc., plans to build a local the- 
ater costing about $500,000. House 
will seat 1,100 and is expected to 
open by Dec. 1. The firm is financed 
entirely by Filipinos and now op- 
erates the Metropolitan and Fox 
theaters here. 

Alliance House on Part Time 

Alliance, O.— The Columbia The- 
ater, which closed June 1, will re- 
open July 5 with stage attractions 
and first-run films, playing the last 
half of each week. House will be 
closed the first half until Sept. 1, 
when it resumes full time. Ray 
Wallace, manager, also operates the 
Morrison and Strand. 

Finish Fairbanks Film 

London — Camera work has been 
finished on "Private Life of Don 
Juan", in which London Films is 
starring Douglas Fairbanks for 
United Artists release. Editing of 
the picture is now in progress. 

"Laughing with Medbury," humorized 
iravelogues produced by Walter Futter with 
John P. Medbury dialogue. 

"Life's Last Laughs," produced by C. S. 
Clancy, a new idea in screen comedy enter- 

"Spice of Life." produced by Mentone 
Productions, world's humor selected from 
the "Literary Digest" and edited and brought 
to the screen in a series of shorts. 

"World of Sport," up-to-the-minute and 
authentic series of sport reels. 

"Screen Snapshots," Columbia's fan mag- 
azine of the screen, handled by Harriet Par- 

Mae West's New Picture 
Not Banned in Ohio 

Recently published reports that 
Mae West's latest picture has been 
banned by the Censor Board of Ohio 
were flatly denied today by Dr. B. 
O. Skinner, head of the Ohio censor 
board, in a wire to John Hammell 
of Paramount. Dr. Skinner also em- 
phasized that Paramount had never 
presented the picture for preview- 
ing by the Ohio Board. His tele- 
gram follows: 

"Mae West's picture was never 
presented to the Censor Board of 
Ohio. Anyone who stated he got in- 
formation from this office that it had 
been banned misrepresented the fact. 
Only one reporter inquired and I 
informed him it had not been pre- 

Protest Cleveland Clearance Plan 

Cleveland — If the Cleveland Clear- 
ance Board includes in its local 
clearance plan a 365-day protection 
clause against double feature houses, 
M. A. Lebensburger, manager of 
the local First Division exchange, 
and other local independent distrib- 
utors will appeal to the Code Au- 
thority. Lebensburger claims that 
such extended protection is delib- 
erately antagonistic and in restraint 
of the trade. 

Cancellation Hearing July 9 

Cincinnati — Hearing by the local 
grievance board of the complaint 
filed against Paramount, in which 
the question of whether a second- 
run exhibitor is entitled to a 10 per 
cent cancellation privilege under 
specified conditions outlined in the 
complaint, has been set for July 9. 

Virginia Beach Open Sundays 

Virginia Beach, Va. — Though blue 
laws are being enforced to a large 
extent in inland towns, the Bayne 
Theater here is showing pictures on 
Sundays. House changes programs 
every other day. The Roland also 
has opened and is giving Sunday 

Berger to Build Sixth House 

Atlantic City — Bennie Berger 
who returned to New York yester- 
day en route to Chicago, is plan- 
ning to build a 500-seat house, his 
sixth, in Stillwater, Minn. It will 
open about Sept. 1 under the name 
of the Roxy. 


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tion picture industry is being pen- 
alized for the few bad pictures that 
have been released, because the ma- 
jority of the pictures are whole- 
some and intended and aimed 
squarely for family entertainment. 
It's as unwise to condemn movies 
as a whole because of these few bad 
pictures as it is to throw out a 
whole barrel of apples because it 
contains a few bad ones. 

"The industry can clean its own 
house. Columbia's hands are clean 
because during the last season our 
pictures were uniformly wholesome. 
Our new program is being produced 
with an eye toward family enter- 
tainment, and I therefore know that 
our record will again be clean this 

Cohn then paid a warm tribute to 
Abe Montague, general sales man- 
ager, and to the entire sales force 
for its remarkable work during the 
last season. He said it was indi- 
cative of the harmonious team work 
with which the entire organization 
is functioning. 

The morning session moved along 
fast. Long speeches were tabooed 
by Montague, who took charge of 
the session following Cohn's ad- 
dress. He, too, thanked the sales 
organization for the cooperation it 
gave him, and he stated that while 
the problems this year are many 
and serious, Columbia feels that 
they can be met and solved. 

Montague also stated that Colum- 
bia will live up to the letter of the 

"The code was written for the 
masses, and for that reason has our 
hearty support — but where any at- 
tempt is made to interpret this foi- 
l-he benefit of those few who tak° 
snecial privileges, we shall fight 
those attempts tooth and nail," he 

Other speakers during the morn- 
ing session were Joe McConville. on 
liquidation of contracts; Abe 
Schneider, treasurer, on collections: 
Rube Jackter, assistant general 
sales manager, on deals that cost 
the company monev: James W. Mac- 
garland, short subjects sales man- 
ner, on short subjects; Maurice 
Grad, on sales promotion; Louis 
\stor, on analyzing contracts; 
Louis Weinberg, on home office co- 
'"neration; Al Seligman, on adver- 
L isiner accessories; Sam Ligerett. on 
•^on-theatrical accounts, and William 
Taffe, on the code. 

The early afternoon was also de- 
moted to speeches. At four o'clock 
-> meeting of branch managers and 
•liv's'on managers was called to dis- 
cuss distribution nroblems and clean 
'ip business for last year. 

First Beacon Release Ready 
"I Can't Escape," featuring On- 
slow Stevens, first of the six Bea- 
ton Productions action mellers, has 
been received by Syndicate Ex- 
change. Otto Brauer directed. 



WANDA HALE in N. Y. DAILY NEWS (four stars ••*•) 

Yesterday's premiere audience at the Music Hall broke out in unrestrained applause. Radio Picti 
has turned out in "Of Human Bondage" a picture that is at once absorbing, intense and convint 
Such a piece of filmcraft certainly could not have been turned out with any actor of less brilliance 
Leslie Howard, who invests his role with a sympathy and an understanding that fit almost exactly 
fine and sensitive demands of the W. Somerset Maugham classic . . . here we find Bette Davis d 
a job that is so revealing as to make one ask, "Where's that girl been all this while?". . . deserved g 


The milling throngs that stormed the Radio City Music Hall yesterday attested to the fact ti- 
l-lolly wood hero does not necessarily have to be an Adonis or a crooner to succeed. Leslie Hoi 
has made an indelible impression on the minds of men and the hearts of women . . . the film 
poignant portrait, sympathetically treated by Director John Cromwell and glossed by the poli 
performances of an unusually fine cast. 


Leslie Howard must certainly be the most satisfying actor on the English-speaking stage. There 
splendid air of Tightness about everything he does. Thereupon, the mere fact of his appearam 
the screen edition of that brilliant novel, "Of Human Bondage", provides the picture with dig 
power and dramatic effectiveness. As a photoplay, "Of Human Bondage" is definitely superi. 
the average . . . well written . . . good photoplay, made something more than that by Mr. How. 
perfect performance. 


A dignified, sensitive, eminently satisfying screen treatment has been accorded "Of Human Bonda 
W. Somerset Maugham's magnificent story ... the film now on view at the Radio City Music: 
emerges a distinguished contribution to the cinema . . . adapted by Lester Conn with such fin 
preciation for the muted sorrow that is hidden in the novel's pages . . . that it has, as precious 
films can claim to have, a true beauty in its writing. John Cromwell has dope an extra fine jr 
direction, and the performances are excellent. Leslie Howard comes off with the first honors. 











brilliantly acted Film version of the Maugham novel. 

Vliss Davis will astound you ... a dramatic character actress of overwhelming power. Touching 
i \ infinitely tender, it is a simple description of a devastating fascination. Leslie Howard's per- 
cmance is exquisite. He plays it with his usual warmth, tenderness and understanding. 


\z very lifelike quality of the story and the marked authenticity of its atmosphere cause the specta- 
is to hang on every word uttered by the interesting group of characters . . . one might be tempted to 
;.* that his portrait of Philip Carey excels any performance he has given before the camera. No more 
tjsert illustration of getting under the skin of the character has been done in motion pictures. 
Another enormously effective portrayal is that of Bette Davis . . . outburst of applause when the 
h came to an end. John Cromwell, the director, has given many a subtle and imaginative touch 
(his scenes. There is nothing stereotyped about this film. 


dice in a while it happens that a fine book may become a fine picture. Of Somerset Maugham s 
ijdern classic, "Of Human Bondage", be it gratefully recorded, this is true. 
(Adaptor Lester Cohen, and director John Cromwell, have treated the book with honesty and vigor. 
Leslie Howard, of course, is perfectly cast . . . Bette Davis's portrayal of the tawdry Cockney 
ftitress, a performance as humorous as it is powerful, was something of a surprise. This Miss Davis 
;sn actress rather than a screen beauty in this difficult part. It is, this "Of Human Bondage", a 
xture to be seen. 


(transferring "Of Human Bondage" to the screen, director John Cromwell and adaptor Lester 
Q>hen have done well . . . with intelligent understanding, those responsible for the picture have 
ide it a sombrely interesting narrative. Bette Davis sheds the artificiality of her previous parts, 
lid her portrait of the tawdry waitress, Mildred, is excellent even to her Cockney accents . . 
esterday noon's Music Hall audience broke into enthusiastic applause. 
The picture is handsomely mounted and was obviously filmed with a great deal of care and thought 








Tuesday, July 3, 1934 



JyflLTON KRASNER, ace camera- 
man, has completed the pho- 
tography on "Paris Interlude," his 
initial picture for M-G-M. He did 
the camera work on "The Great 
Flirtation" and several other pic- 
tures for Charles R. Rogers. 

T T T 

Officials of Romance Productions 
are highly elated over the fact that 
"Young Eagles" is the first serial 
that not only went through censor 
boards without a cut, but received 
commendation as the forerunner of 
a high type of clean entertainment 
that the public wants. Observers 
declare Romance executives showed 
a lot of shrewdness in foreseeing the 
censorship upheaval. Backed by the 
approval of the National Boy Scouts' 
organization and with a whale of an 
exploitation campaign prepared by 
Nat Rothstein, "Young Eagles" bids 
fair to set some exhibition records. 

v T T 

Louis King is finishing the direc- 
tion of "Wanted," for Fox. His cast 
includes Pert Kelton, Rosemary 
Ames, Henry B. Walthall and 

V ▼ T 

Will Jason of the song-writing 
team of Jason and Burton is in New 
York on a business trip. 

T V T 

"Brides of Sulu" has been chosen 

as the title for the initial feature 
made by Exploration Pictures Corp. 

▼ v T 

Ben Lyon's deal to appear in a 
Mascot picture has fallen through. 

▼ vv 

M. H. Hoffman, president of Lib- 
erty, has signed Gertrude Orr to 
adapt "Without Children." Liberty 
has just completed camera work on 
"School for Girls," with Sidney Fox, 
Paul Kelly, Lois Wilson, Lucille La 
Verne, Anna Q. Nilsson, Dorothy 
Appleby, Toby Wing and Lona An- 
dre. William Nigh directed. 

▼ T T 

Al Jolson's next Warner picture, 
"Go Into Your Dance," is scheduled 
to go in work next October. 

v v v 
Robert Young will have the male 
lead in "Death on the Diamond," 
adaptation of Cortland Fitzsim- 

mons's baseball mystery novel which 
goes into production next week at 
M-G-M. Cast includes Madge Evans, 
Ted Healy, Edward Brophy and C. 
Henry Gordon, with Edward Sedg- 
wick directing. 

▼ ▼ v 

Nick Stuart has deserted the 
movies to become president of Hol- 
lywood's newest and most fashion- 
able sports and social rendezvous, 
the "Bath and Tennis Club," modeled 
on the swanky clubs of the same 
name at Palm Beach and Long 

v v ▼ 

Barbara Stanwyck's next star- 
ring picture, "A Lost Lady," which 
is now in production at the First 
National studios, is scheduled to be 
completed next Wednesday. "A Lost 
Lady" is adapted from Willa Ca- 
ther's Pulitzer Prize novel of the 
same title and is being directed by 

Put Out 8 mm. Projector 
Chicago — An 8 mm. projector, 
known as the Filmo 8, has been put 
on the market by Bell & Howell. It 
throws pictures on a screen five 
or six feet wide. 

Joe Lawrence Loses Mother 

Salt Lake City — Joe Lawrence, 
manager of the State and Rialto, 
is mourning the death of his mother. 

Stage Show for Salt Lake House 

Salt Lake City — Stage shows were 
added to pictures this week at the 
Studio Theater, operated by Stet- 
son and Diamond. 

Two Salt Lake Holdovers 

Salt Lake City — "Operator 13" at 
the Paramount and "Wonder Bar" 
at the Rialto have been held over. 
Carnera-Baer fight picture also 
holds over at the Studio. 

Alfred E. Green. The film trans- 
cription has been made by Gene 
Markey and Kathryn Scola. Miss 
Stanwyck has four leading men in 
"A Lost Lady." They are Ricardo 
Cortez, Lyle Talbot, Frank Morgan 
and Phillip Reed. Others prominent 
in the cast are Hobart Cavanaugh, 
Henry Kolker, Walter Walker, Wil- 
lie Fung, Edward McWade, Rafaelo 
Ottiano and Samuel Hinds. 

v T T 

Third feature on Majestic's 1934-1 
35 schedule to go into production! 
will be "Night Alarm," an adapta- 
tion by Earl Snell of an original by 
Jack Stanley with Robert Vignolaj 

T T T 

Reginald Denny is taking a vaca- 
tion after several strenuous months 
of picture-making. During that per- J 
iod, Denny completed three pictures,] 
"Of Human Bondage" at RKO, "The 
World Moves On" at Fox, and "One 
More River" at Universal. 

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Nine reels of film depicting the 
Siberian countryside, from which the 
necessary footage will be selected, 
have arrived in America for use as 
the atmospheric background in the 
final sequences of "We Live Again," 
Samuel Goldwyn's screen transcrip- 
tion of Tolstoy's "Resurrection," 
starring Anna Sten and Fredric 




Through the underground grapevine exhibitors telegraph they are passing the word along through the trade to "grab it" — Have you 

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Warner booking office contracted Thursday morning for Stanley 
Circuit forty-three theatres Philadelphia stop RKO Circuit New 
York twelve theatres so far stop Opening day and date June 

thirtie,h - ARTHUR F. BECK. 


"Young E?gles" opened Thursday morning at Liberty Theatre with special A. M. 
show stop Before doors opened had to turn away crowds stop More than thousand 
Scouts and Campfire Girls attended first episode given rounds of applause stop After 
showing picture was praised by Scout Church and Civic Authorities for its clean 
wholesome entertainment stop It will please you to know that "Young Eagles" first 
serial to play a de luxe theatre since inception of talkies in Oklahoma City stop 
You've got a winner. Regards. 

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Breakdown of Costs Asked by Rubin in Fox Met. Deal 


Columbia Launches Big Studio Expansion Program 

\ What's Right 

. . . with the movies 


^ A/HILE all about we hear the fall of 
aii ™ the hammer and the prolonged chat- 
|U(r of those who tell us what's wrong with 
A e movies, won't someone please take the 
lustrum and tell the world a few things 
, n ljat's right with an industry that has play- 
ing such a prominent part in the progress 
I the world over the past 20 years. Tell 
— |jiat motion pictures have done to advance 
I Utilization. What they have done to ad- 
I Knee tastes. What they have meant to ed- 
I laticn. What their gratuitous showing on 
*Je part of our maligned producers has 
Jfeant to millions of American shut-ins. 
\ j'hat they have done for the sale of Amer- 
jin products abroad. What propaganda 
(:tures have done to help noble causes. 
| ^ihat grsat lessons of morality have been 
|j:ached from the screen. No, Sister Susie, 
tures are not all bad. And you know it. 
soft pedal a subject of such importance 
as the Church Crusade is playing ostrich 
I we were not raised in that school that 
mits one to look out of the window 
ile the sofa burns. We are not unmind- 
I of the fact that this industry has made 
[{takes, many of them, and needs a 
tough spring housecleaning. That it 
|be better for it, is obvious. In the mean- 
1 this Church boycott is serious. Make 
loubt about that, but, it is not a panic, 
is not that crucial that the very lite 
t existence of motion pictures depends 
yOU Bn its outcome. This great industry will 
By on. It will leave no stone unturned 
ft-neet the wishes of all honest church 
rr& and most of the extremists. It will 
0t<! continue to entertain the millions of 
EL1T0RS ™ world and will continue to play a 
, Mi. ninent part in the lives of most Amer- 
ANGE | s . 

T'lNtylr 7 ^ are making it a point to talk to 
i' 1 important film folk at every oppor- 
' rn ''y for their views on this church move- 
t[. None seem to minimize its vigor 
lportance. None question its sincerity, 
most agree that in spots it has become 
'Iterant and thoroughly unreasonable in 
sfemands. The head of a great company 
(Continued on Page 2) 

Jack Cohn Outlines Plans 

for Reconstruction of 

Hollywood Plant 


Atlantic City — An extensive con- 
struction program, designed to give 
Columbia one of the most modern 
studios in the world, was outlined 
by Jack Cohn, vice-president, at the 
closing session of the company's 
eastern convention, which was con- 
cluded yesterday. Plans call for 
the virtual rebuilding of the com- 

(Continued on Page 9) 



Application of the I. T. O. A. for 
removal to the Supreme Court of 
its suit against the Code Authority 
and the local code boards to compel 
adjudication of complaints of non- 

(Continued on Page 9) 

Kansas-Missouri Unit 

Meets July 17 in K. C. 

Kansas City — Annual convention 
of Kansas and Missouri Theater As- 
sociation will be held at the Hotel 
Muehlbach on July 17. A. F. "Peck" 
Baker is president. 

Three Broadway Holdovers 

Broadway's first-run holdover list 
mounted yesterday with the addition 
of "The Thin Man" at the Capitol. 
"Of Human Bondage" at the Music 
Hall and "Baby Take a Bow" at the 
Roxy also are staying a second week. 


United Artists will start the new 
season with more available product 
than at any similar period in its 
history, it was stated yesterday by 
Al Lichtman, vice-president and gen- 
eral manager in charge of distribu- 
tion. With four productions finished 
and awaiting release, while three 
more are nearly completed and an- 
other before the cameras, Lichtman 

(.Continued on Page 4) 

Service Employes' Union 
Is Giving Up Its Charter 

Local 118, service employes' union, 
will turn back its charter to its 
Chicago international following the 
trial of Chas. C. Levey, organizer 
and executive secretary of the union, 
on July 12 in Special Sessions Court, 
Brooklyn, on a charge of coercion, 

(Continued on Page 9) 

Demand for Operating Data 
Delays Fox Met. Deal Again 

Court of Appeals Delays 
I. T. O. A. Labor Ruling 

Failure of the Court of Appeals 
to rule yesterday on the appeal of 
the I. T. O. A. from the decision of 
Supreme Court Justice Collins up- 
holding under the Shackno act the 
NRA order reinstating 55 members 
of Local 306 in I. T. 0. A. houses, 
is expected to delay a ruling on the 
case until October. The I. T. O. A. 
is attacking the constitutionality of 
NRA in its appeal. 

Demanding a "breakdown" of op- 
eration costs of each theater involv- 
ed in the proposed purchase by 
Loew-Warner of the 87 Fox Metro- 
politan theaters, J. Robert Rubin on 
Tuesday caused an adjournment of 
the hearing before Federal Judge 
Julian W. Mack until tomorrow af- 
ternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rubin told 
the court that the Loew-Warner 
combination, bidding $4,000,000 for 
the circuit, "must know what the 
individual theaters are earning be- 
(Continued on Page 4) 

500 Theaters Going Dark 

in Two Weeks Over 

Unfair Banning 

Philadelphia — All circuit and in- 
dependent theaters in this area have 
agreed to close within two weeks 
as a protest against 100 per cent 
condemnation of films by church 
groups. Unions have been given 
notice to this effect. Sentiment on 
the issue is unanimous, exhibitors 
feeling that a complete ban on pic- 
tures, because of a few that may 
be deemed objectionable by some 
persons, is too drastic and entirely 

Protest wires are being sent to 

(Continued on Page 12) 


Walter Wanger will start pro- 
duction with his own company en 
Sept. 1 at the coast, with the pos- 
sibility that he may make several 
pictures in London, he said yester- 
day on his return from abroad. 
Wanger declined to go into details 

(Continued on Page 12) 

27 Subjects Scheduled 

By Master Art for '35 

Master Art will produce 27 shorts 
for 1934-35 release, including 18 or- 
ganlogues, six novelty reels and 
three "Human Side of the News" 
with Edwin C. Hill, it was stated 

State Offers Movie Courses 

Among courses offered in the seven 
weeks' session of evening classes in cul- 
tural subjects to be conducted by the 
State, in its free program for adults be- 
ginning next month, the State Educa- 
tion Department announces courses in 
scenario writing and motion pcifure pro- 
duction technique. There will also be 
a placement service for manuscript 
marketing without cost under the super- 
vision of a publisher and a film execu- 




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E. W. Hammons in Role of Hero 

E. W. Hammons, president of Educational, has been receiving congratulations the 
past few days on his heroic rescue of three persons from drowning following an ex- 
plosion on a cruiser in Larchmont Harbor on Sunday. Hammons, with Mrs. Hammons 
and several guests, had just started out for a cruise on his speedboat when the ex- 
plosion of a 48-foot cruiser occurred, hurling the captain and a young couple into the 
water. With flames raging over the damaged cruiser, Hammons rushed to the scene 
and the three persons were pulled into his speedboat. 

What's Right 

. . . with the movies 

(Continued from Paijc 1) 

tells us, informally, that the answer of the 
producers will be a program of picture:' 
so close to the straight and narrow that 
even the most exacting cannot criticize. 
The director of a great circuit of theaters 
says the movement is a blessing in disguise 
and that it will do away forever with the 
offensive, bootleg, fly-by-night, sex, liquor 
nudist and so-called medical pictures that 
cause police opposition most everywhere 
receive columns of damning publicity, and 
are shown mostly in dives. An exhibitor 
tells us he is experimenting by showing 
nothing but pictures of the 100 per cent 
simon pure variety. He philosophizes that 
one is not obliged to come to his theater 
any more 'than one is obliged to read mod- 
ern literature, smoke scented cigarettes 
take midnight motor rides or sip cocktails 

A T least this Church opposition move- 
** ment has done one thing. It has 
caused a slump in internal industry strife. 
For the first time in its tempestuous his- 
tory this motion picture business is uniting 
in understanding cooperation for protection 
and self-preservation. It has not been per- 
fect, but who or what has? It is a long 
way from having to hang its head for 
wrongdoing. Lest we forget, the industry 
of supplying our screens with entertainment 
has been a true and mighty good friend of 
these United States and its peoples ove. 

the trying times of the past 20 years. 

Educational Shorts First 
On New Season's Lineup 

With production schedules set for 
both the east and west coasts, Edu- 
cational's first comedy of the new 
season got under way Tuesday. 
Titled "Sailors Ashore," it features 
a big cast including Tom Patricola 
Buster West, Marian Martin, Sandra 
Ward, Frank Allingworth, Eddie 
Roberts and others. The comedy is 
being produced in New York under 
the direction of Al Christie, who is 
scheduled to make about 50 per cent 
of Educational's two-reel product 
for the 1934-35 season. 

Winners are Announced 
In Columbia Campaign 

Atlantic City — Winners in Colum- 
bia's pre-convention campaign to 
clean up all business for the past 
year were announced at the con- 
vention here as follows: 

First Prize — Phil D. Fox, Boston. 

Second Prize — William Bradneld 
Kansas City. 

Third Prize — Murray Briskin, 

Fourth Prize — Max Gillis, Phila- 

Fifth Prize — U. T. Koch, Atlanta. 

The branch office winners were: 

First— Portland, Ore., J. R. Beale, 

Second — Chicago, Phil Dunas, 

Third— Boston— T. F. O'Toole, 

Fourth— Charlotte, N. C, R. J. 
Ingram, manager. 

Fifth — Memphis, J. J. Rogers, 

Helen Harrison 

Two New Fox Writers 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — Edmund Hartman, 
young Broadway playwright, has 
been added to the Fox writing staff. 
Noel Pierce, also from Broadway 
and author of a novel, "Twentieth 
Century Hostess," which is to be 
serialized in "Cosmopolitan," also 
has been signed by Fox. 

Falcon Sets Next Two 

Atlantic City — Falcon Pictures 
which started work here this week 
on "Convention Girl," has set 
"Madame Secretary" and "Men 
Must Have Women" as its next two 
productions. The new company, 
headed by Dave Thomas, plans six 
features for 1934-35 release. 

Bye Has Option on Mooney Stories 

George T. Bye has taken options 
on two original stories by Martin 
Mooney, publicist and playwright, 
one to be screened in the East am' 
the other in Hollywood. They are 
"Streamline," and "Customers' 

Mooney recently sold "Special 
Agent" to Warners.- 

Neilan Wins Bankruptcy Plea 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 
Los Angeles — Marshall A. Neilan 
has filed a bankruptcy petition in 
Federal Court listing liabilities of 
$185,331.50, including $66,249 in in- 
come taxes, and no assets. 

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CATALENA BARCENA, Spanish screen star, 
arrived in New York yesterday on the Conte di 

INA CLAIRE returned from abroad yesterday 
on the Majestic, which also brought back MRS 

MRS. F. F. PROCTOR sailed last night on 
the Rotterdam for a northern cruise. She is 
accompanied by three nieces. 

HUGH O'CONNELL has arrived in Hollywood 
by plane from New York to appear in Univer- 
sale "Gift of Gab." 

NICHOLAS ROGALLI, cameraman, who re 
cently completed "The Village Blacksmith" foi 
Photocolor at Irvington, has gone to Atlantic 
City to handle camera work on "Convention 
Girl" for Falcon. 

BLANCA VISCHER, Fox player and beaut) 
contest winner, is in New York from the coast 
for a vacation. 

ANN RONELL, who composed music and 
lyrics for RKO's "Down to Their Last Yacht,' 
has gone to Omaha from New York to mak< 
a personal appearance at the Orpheum. 

RUFUS KING, playwright and author of mys.i 
tery novels, arrived on the coast yesterday ti 
work on several stories for Universal. 

RAYMOND B. WILLIE, Interstate official, ha 
returned to San Antonio from Chicago. 

LEO ABRAMS, Big U manager in New York 
and IKE LIBSON of Cincinnati are on v.ica 
tion in Atlantic City. Abrams is recoverinl 
from an illness. 

WALTER WANGER is scheduled to leave N«j 
York for the coast at the end of the week. II 

JOAN LOWELL sails this morning on th 
Pastores for South America. She will retur 
in three weeks. 

E. H. ALLEN leaves for the coast tonight. I 

Air Theater Invites New Talent 

Auditions for all-comers is the 
announced policy of the Theater of 
the Air, lately known as the Casino, 
where several green rooms are now 
being equipped with radio control 

Dave Gross to Handle 

Showmen's Pics. Saleil 

Dave Gross has been named sale] 
manager of Showmen's Picture! 
Gross was formerly New YofJ 
branch manager for First Nationi 
and Fox and short subject sahjl 
manager for Metro. 

Represents Actors in Detroit ; 

Detroit— Walter Ryan has be«|J 
named local representative of tffl 
American Federation of ActoH 
vaudeville actors' union. 


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■ -BUSINESS is excellent everywhere, 

2-MARION DAVIES' work is praised in all press notices. 
Consensus of opinion indicates that this star's box-office 
draw is considerably enhanced by "Operator 13" follow- 
ing directly after her popular appearance in "Going 

3-ADVERTISING angles incorporated in press sheet and 
Hearst newspaper campaign are being used to good 
advantage by showmen, 

4-CO-STARRING of Marion Davies and Gary Cooper is 
proving a happy selection for fans and all promotion 
stresses star names, 

5-WEALTH OF SELLING material pleases theatre 
managers, JEAN PARKER is getting especial attention, 
also Ted Healy and Four Mills Brothers, 

6-SONG EXPLOITATION very helpful, "Sleepy Head" 
and "Jungle Fever" getting wide radio plug. 

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Thursday, July 5, 1934 


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fore the deal may progress." "Un- 
ess we are permitted to scrutinize 
a breakdown of individual theater 
operation costs, it may be possible 
that instead of paying $4,000,000 
for 87 theaters, we will purchase but 
four or five thriving theaters for 
:hat huge sum," he stated. 

Rubin's demand was opposed by 
Morton G. Bogue and H. L. Dain- 
:on, attorneys for the bondholders' 
:ommittee, and also by attorneys for 
3kouras and Randforce. In the ab- 
sence of his attorney, Saul Rogers, 
\. C. Blumenthal also opposed the 
nove to the court and said that it 
,vas his understanding that at the 
inclusion of the last bondholders' 
:ommittee meeting, the committee 
ind the bidders were in absolute ac- 
cord regarding the deal and that it 
was "set." 

Attorneys opposing Rubin's re- 
luest said that a delay in the con- 
summation of the deal would seri- 
)usly undermine next year's stand- 
ng of the circuit and that the cir- 
:uit "could not tolerate" further 
idjournments. They also stated that 
n divulging the individual opera- 
;ion costs they would deliver valu- 
able information to the trade that 
night react against future book- 
ngs. I was also stated by the bond- 
lolders that the committee was of 
;he opinion that the bid for the en- 
;ire circuit should not be less than 

Following the noon adjournment, 
Bogue told the court that the bid- 
iers and the bondholders will meet 
:oday "to discuss dispensing with the 
Dreakdown" and to take up other 
natters with the Loew-Warner at- 
torneys that will help facilitate the 
:onsummation of the deal. John 
\men, special assistant to U. S. At- 
orney General Homer Cummings of 
;he anti-trust division, was a spec- 
;ator at the hearing. 

Philadelphia Attendance 
Is Hit by Beer Gardens 

Atlantic City — Unusual slump in 
Philadelphia business is due large- 
y to beer garden and tavern compe- 
;ition, says Dave Barrist, exhibitor 
eader. Several hundred of these 
places are now operating in the city. 
le said here yesterday. Typical of 
their polices is a beer garden at 
which you can spend the evening 
md see a floor show for 15 cents 
;he price of a glass of beer, Bar- 
est said. 

Negro House for St. Louis 

St. Louis — Lincoln Amusement 
}o., recently formed by Crittenden 
3. Clark, former Negro Justice of 
he Peace, has taken an option on 
he Odeon Theater and plans to 
ipen it with first-run films and vau- 
leville for colored patrons. 

^ ; KFAttw 


• • • WE ARE often amazed at the current popular be- 
lief that anything sexy or slightly off-color gets a big play 
from the American public for all the dope absolutely points 
the other way what the people prefer in their fiction read- 
ing is a good criterion of what they want in their films 

for the people who read books are the same who make up our 
motion picture theater patronage and what are the books 
that have received their patronage? 

• • • A LIST has been compiled by Edward A. Weeks 
of the editorial staff of "Atlantic Monthly" and published 

in "The Publishers' Weekly" after exhaustive research he 

has listed THE 65 fictional Best Sellers in this country since 
1875 and without exception every one of 'em is a Clean 

Book every one of these books sold over a half million 

many of them have been made into pictures such as 

"Tom Sawyer," "Black Beauty," "Ben Hur," "The Virginian," 
"Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come," "Sea Wolf," "Brewster's 
Millions," "Shepherd of the Hills," "Trail of the Lonesome 
Pine," "Of Human Bondage," "The Crisis," "The Covered 
Wagon," "All Quiet On the Western Front," "Tarzan of the 
Apes," "Penrod" 

• • • THE POINT we are trying to make is that every 
one of these went over strong as a motion pix because 

the public had already taken them to their hearts in book form 

and the chances are that the wise producer could take 

Mister Weeks' list and out of the 65 cull several more Big 
Bonanzas for film production and the same thing goes 
for the British fictional classics like "Jane Eyre" and 
"Moonstone" that Monogram will soon release the first 
has been a pop seller in this country since its first printing in 
1847 three-quarters of a century no, no, and again 
no the American public like their fiction clean and whole- 
some and that ?oes for their film fare and any pro- 
ducer big or little that thinks otherwise 

is just going counter to the existing evidence 

• • • OVER AT the Music Hall "Of Human Bond- 
age" is tearing along in spite of the hottest week of the 
year with an assurance of well over 90 grand for the first 
week and to be held for a second . just another proof 
of the matter we were discussing above the folks who have 
read this classic are piling in to see the pix version 

• • • DOWN IN Memphis, Tennessee where they 

are trying to shut down on Sunday shows the only amuse- 

ment places that are classified as amusement houses that can 
stay open on Sundays are restaurants, beer gardens, etc. 
so to get around this the bright movie boys are serving beer 
and sandwiches and becoming restaurant proprietors . . . 

meanwhile on the roof of the Peabody hotel in this town 
the restaurant located there has been serving a feature lensrth 
p'x for dessert for their Sunday dinner so the the- 

ater boys figure the gag should work Both Ways why 


• • • OUR OLD pal who acts as correspondent-at-large 

Mike Glutz writes in that he has a solution for this 

problem of Clean Pictures he suggests that all the authors 

and scenarists do their writing in their bathtubs 

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(Continued from Page 1) 

said U. A. would be in a position to 
provide a continuous string of prod- 
uct to exhibitors as soon as its re- 
lease schedule gets under way. 

Of the four pictures completed, 
three are 20th Century productions, 
namely "Bulldog Drummond Strikes 
Back," with Ronald Colman and 
Loretta Young; "The Affairs of 
Cellini," co-starring Constance Ben- 
nett and Fredric March and "The 
Last Gentleman," the George Arliss 
starring vehicle. The other produc- 
tion completed is the Douglas Fair- 
banks spectacle, "The Private Life 
of Don Juan," with London Film 
production directed by Alexander 

"Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back" 
is set for July 20 release. 

Among the pictures in production 
are "We Live Again," the Samuel 
Goldwyn screen version of Tolstoy's 
"Resurrection" in which Anna Sten 
is co-starred with Fredric March 
under the direction of Rouben Ma- 
moulian. This is the first Goldwyn 
production on the new season's line- 
up and will probably be released 
Sept. 20. "The Count of Monte 
Cristo," a Reliance production co- 
starring Robert Donat and Elissa 
Landi, and King Vidor's "Our Daily 
Bread," starring Karen Morley and 
Tom Keene, will soon be ready for 

Both Goldwyn and another Re- 
liance unit are busily engaged in 
preparing two additional features 
for immediate filming. Goldwyn is 
about to place in production the 
fifth Eddie Cantor musical, "Kid 
Millions," in which Cantor is sup- 
ported by Ethel Merman, Block and 
Sully, Ann Sothern and George Mur- 
phy. Reliance is well into work 
on "Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round," 
with Jack Benny, Nancy Carroll and 
Gene Raymond under the direction 
of Benjamin Stoloff. 

Darryl F. Zanuck, vice-president 
in charge of production for 20th 
Century, upon his return in Aug- 
ust from a European vacation will 
place in work a group of pictures 
headed by "The Mighty Barnum," 
an adaptation from the book by M. 
R. Werner in which Wallace Beery 
will play the leading role. 

"At this rate of production," said 
Lichtman, "I feel confident that by 
January of next year, United Ar- 
tists will have completed practically 
half of its program for the new 

Jay C. Flippen Signed 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 
Hollywood — Jay C. Flippen 
Broadway stage and radio comedian, 
has been signed by Universal for 
"Million Dollar Mystery." Spencer 
Charters also has been added to the 
cast, which already includes Phillips 
Holmes, Edward Arnold, Mary Car- 
lisle, Wini Shaw and Andy Devine 
Murray Roth is directing the Da- 
mon Runyon story. 



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s.y's Hollywood plant on earth- 
ike-proof lines. The first unit, 
Iwo-story building for writers, is 
ll;ady finished, and work is taking 
bpe on the second, a 50 x 150 
uding on Beechwood Drive out- 
I the present studio limits, to ac- 
>modate the electrical, paint, spe- 
[i effects, inserts and trailers de- 
ritments. This building will cost 
Sit $350,000. 

seven-story structure adjoin- 
il the Beechwood Drive property 
|ii constitute the third unit. This 
u house the casting, production, 
I property and other departments, 
jqrth unit will be an 11-stoi-y ad- 
istration tower, with a three- 
nv office building and two new 
rale stages, on the Gower Street 
Berty in the present studio lim- 

|j two-story addition also is being 
bk to the film laboratory and will 
ffeady for occupancy shortly. This 
jlfadd 50 per cent to the present 
in developing capacity. 
Ehn said that Columbia this year 
J ping after the best group of 
jkjnames in its history. He stated 
•lstars formerly unobtainable are 
n available to the company. 
«j also declared that the company 
■Sncreased its national advertis- 
Ijappropriation on the new pro- 
a . 
■umbia's field force was in- 
Juted to obtain more preferred 
aing time when Abe Montague ad- 
wed the convention Tuesday af- 
lon. Sam Moscow, who also 
k said he had already signed 
[ontracts in the southern divi- 
ding plans occupied the after- 
isession and in the evening din- 
was given at Hackney's. The 
Jpition concluded yesterdav with 
anal meetings after which the 
4ntioneers left for their respec- 

rsal Buys Homer Croy Novel 

'oast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

■lywood — "Madame Tubbs," 
Jomer Croy novel to be pub- 
I this fall, has been bought by 
\rsal. Adele Buffington will 
- it. 

<_lt a single new theater has been 
lied in Austria in more than a 


Columbia Convention Chatter 



HERB COPELAND, in charge of Warner 
houses in this zone, has been cooperat- 
ing with the Columbians in connection with 
tbe'r Fcreenings. Herb is doing a grand 'ob 
in building- up patron interest in the War- 
ier theaters. 

Ted Toddy and Sam Moscow arrived in 
thei'- bathing suits with designs on the Atlan- 
tic Ocean. 

Art Levy, Pittsburgh branch manager, lost 
no time in ducking into the Atlantic upon 
his arrival at the shore. His bathing suit, a 
symphony in color, attracted more than its 
;hare of attention. "Can I help it if i 
hows off my manly form?" sighed Art. 

The two "Hanks" — Hank Brunei and Hank 
Kaufman — of the home office, did a swell job 
n arranging the accommodations at the Rits- 
~arlton, judging by the comments of the 
•onventioneers. For once every individual 
•xpressed satisfaction over the room assigned 
'o him. It seems that Brunet and Kaufman 
liplomatically assigned ocean front rooms to 
'Iwe men who, coming from the inland states, 
'ever get much chance to see a wide ex 
'■•anse of water, while those men who live in 
he scacoast states were assigned rooms which 
'■ffo r dcd them opportunity to observe what the 
People in the rooms across the way were 

There is no question but that if a palm 
were offered for heavyweight branch man- 
agers it would have to go to Columbia. Char- 
lie Johnston of Albany, and Tiny Rogovin 
nf New Haven each weigh as much as any 
'wo men assembled here. When kidded about 
their weights, Johnston uttered a protest. 
"Shucks," he said, "I've seen heavier men 
'ban we are." "That's right," said W. W. 
Anderson, the Atlanta branch manager, "but 
■ou had to wait until the circus came to 

Bob Ingraham, Charlotte branch manager, 
was complaining of business conditions down 
in North Carolina. He ascribed it mainly to 
the repeal of the prohibition law. It seems 
that the manufacture of corn liquor has al- 
"vays been a major industry in the Carolinas 
hut the industry has suffered a severe blow 
fince legal liquor came in. Incidentally, In- 
gram gave us his favorite prescription for a 
cold. It consists of one part corn to three 
parts of coca cola, mixed and taken in gen- 
erous doses at frequent intervals. 

branch, refuses to admit it. Moreover, he 
claims for it the greatest hideout in the 
country, namely, Hot Springs, Ark. It is a 
great place to close a contract every time a 
fellow needs a boiling out. 

Milt Hannock, in charge of the home of lice 
contract department, is still trying to locah- 
that relative of his who is alleged to live in 
Atlantic City. Although all the Columbians 
thumbed the 'phone book in an effort to help 
Milt locate her, the address of Miss Rika 
Mo.tise was not to be found. 

The Canadian contingent, headed by Loui* 
Rosenfeld and composed of W. Elman and 
G. H. Coplan, was among the first on hand. 
Mistrusting the brands of refreshments to 
be found on this side of the border the> 
brought their own supplies with them. 

Lou Goldberg was congratulated on the re- 
views of his new novel, "The Unsinkable 
Mrs. lay," which he wrote in collaboration 
with Ed Olmstead, also a Columbian. As a 
member of the literati, Goldberg is Lewis 

Arthur Levy, Pittsburgh's contribution to 
the confab, made a personal appearance in 
a new bathing suit. 

Ben Atwell, ace conversationalist, enter- 
tained with anecdotes about Duse and other 
stage celebs of by-gone and present-day 

Joe (Boston) Cronin optimistically brought 
along a pair of field glasses as he surveyed 
the beach and its contents. 

"/ am happiest when I perspire," confided 
H. C. Bissetl, Cleveland branch manager. I 
only took one good look at Hal to realise he 
was having a corking good time. 

A new waistline acquisition was displayed 
y Walter Anderson, hailing from Atlanta. 

Abe Montague is on the records as saying 
that if the Columbia Chicago sales meet runs 
into tropical weather, he'll hold sessions on 
a raft in the Medinah Club swimming pool 

If there is anything wrong with the Mem- Jimmy Rogers of Memphis watched the 

ph's territory, Jim Rogers, manager of that bow-wows run at the Auditorium track. 

Smithtown, Port Jefferson 
Given Same Availability 

In a decision rezoning part of 
Long Island, which will not, how- 
ever, go into effect until the start 
of the 1934-35 selling season, the 
main New York clearance and zon- 
ing board ruled Tuesday that 
Smithtown and Port Jefferson shall 
be given the same availability. 
There will be no clearance between 
Sayville, Port Jefferson or Smith- 
town. The decision marks the first 
order for rezoning in the metro- 
politan area and was made on the 
complaint of the Port Jefferson The- 
ater, Port Jefferson. 

Double Bill at Midland 

Kansas City — With Loew's Mid- 
land showing "Laughing Boy" and 
"Lazy River" the week starting Fri- 
day, those theaters without two pic- 
tures will be in the minority. 

ITOA Code Suit Stays 

In the Federal Court 

(Continued from Page 1) 

assenters was denied yesterday by 
Federal Judge Goddard. The jurist 
held that jurisdiction lay in the Fed- 
eral Court because of the action in- 
volved in question of constitution- 
ality and more than $3,000 is in- 

Hearing on the I. T. O. A.'s mo- 
tion for a temporary injunction to 
compel hearings on non-assenters' 
complaint will be held next Tuesday 
in Federal Court. 

DuWorld Program at Cameo 

Starting today the Cameo will 
play an entire Du World program 
consisting of the feature, "Tell Tale 
Heart," "Yokel Dog Makes Good," 
a two-reeler, Tom Terriss' "Veiled 
Dancer" and "Miro-Unger" one- 


Atlantic City — A further decen- 
tralization of its sales activities, 
with more responsibility placed on 
the men in the field, is planned by 
Columbia for the coming season, 
General Sales Manager Abe Mon- 
tague said at the Tuesday session 
of the eastern sales convention, 
which closed yesterday. Both 
branch managers and salesmen will 
get more leeway, he said. 

Calling attention to the few 
changes in personnel since the last 
convention, Montague stated that 
vacancies will be filled by promo- 
tion from the ranks. 

Columbia's new lineup was ana- 
lyzed at the Tuesday morning ses- 
sion. Nate Spingold dealt with 
highlights of the program. Jack 
Cohn told of the increased negative 
costs, while Montague discussed sell- 
ing angles. Publicity and advertis- 
ing in connection with the lineup 
constituted the subject of a talk by 
George Brown. 

Service Employes' Union 
Is Giving Up Its Charter 

(Continued from Page 1) 

the Film Daily learned authorita- 
tively yesterday. The union has 
been inactive since the collapse of 
its recent strike against the Loew 
and RKO circuits in an effort to 
ootain a closed shop. 

Gets Color Process 

Demetre -Deponte of Cinecolor. 
Ltd., has purchased the rights to 
use the Peerless Film Processing 
for France, Italy, Belgium and 
their possessions. The new type 
machine, which processes negative 
as well as positive without unreel- 
ing, is being shipped on the Beren- 
garia, which sails today. 

Darrow is I.T.O.A. Guest 

Clarence Darrow will be guest of 
honor at the I.T.O.A. luncheon to- 
day at the Astor Hotel at 1 o'clock 






"Warner Baxter is an expert in cook- 
ery and his chili con carne is the favo- 
rite dish in his repertoire." 






Thursday, July 5, 19; 












Richard Barthelmess in 


with Helen Chandler and Ann Dvorak 
First National 60 mins. 


Taken from a Damon Runyon magazine 
story, this production adds up as very satis- 
fying by reason of a good human interest 
story coupled with some melodramatic sus- 
pense and several performances that stand 
out. Barthelmess plays the part of a bud- 
ding gangster in love with Ann Dvorak, 
the sister of a big racketeer. Robert Bar- 
rat. In ducking pursuit, Dick jumps over 
a wall and invades the mansion of a recluse 
known as The Old Doll, who has been in 
seclusion for years owing to a wrecked 
love. The kind old lady effectively por- 
trayed bv Helen Lowell, tells her love 
story, which is portrayed in flashback with 
Dick playing a dual role. Then she ad- 
vises him to let nothing stand in the wav 
of winning the girl of his heart. So Dick 
eoes forth, only to be unjustly accused of 
killing Barrat that same night. The sur- 
prise appearance of The Old Doll as a 
court witness saves the day for him. 

Cast: Richard Barthelmess, Ann Dvorak 
Heien Chandler. Helen Lowell Robert 
Barrat. Henry O'Neill. Robert McWade. 
Purnell Pratt, Harry Tvler Vincent Sher- 
man Arthur Aylesworth. Paul Hurst. 

Director. Alan Crcsland; Author. Damon 
Runyon; Screen Play, Warren Duff; Cam- 
eraman, William Rees; Editor, Jack Killifer 

Direction, Fine Photography, A-l. 


with Onslow Stevens, Lila Lee 
Beacon Prod. 60 mins. 


Onslow Stevens has the role of a voung 
man who comes out of prisnn after being 
sent up for five years on a framed charge, 
and meets a voung girl who has been on 
the seamy end of societ". Together thev 
determine to go straight and so marry 
and start housekeeping. The trials of th? 
vouth in trying to land a iob are shown. 
At last he pets a connection as salesman 
for a bond house, but he does not know 
that the outfit is crooked. A good twist 
is given the storv with th" appearance of 
a young man (Russell Gleason) seeking 
the crook who caused his father to com- 
mit suicide when he lost his money in a 
crooked st<-"-k sale. This was the affai' 
for which Stevens had been framed. H° 
meets Stevens und p r another name. the v 
become friends, and later when he learn« 
the truth it creates a very tense and 
strong situation. This one should regis- 
ter vuoll with the average house, as there 
is nlentv of action and good emotional 
suspense. Unusual sets for an indie. 

Cast: O^low Stevens. Lila Lee. Russell 
Reason Otis Harlan, Hooo°r Atrhlev 
riarq Kimball Young. Nat Carr, Eddie 
Gribbon, Kan*= Richmond 

Doctor. Otn Rrnwer Authn-s Jprrv 
Sackheim. N'ath-n Ash" Erlitor* ' ou ^ac- 
Un, Fre^l KnudKon; Sc»»n p 'av. Faith 
Thima<;' Cameraman. Jerome Ash 

Direction, Fair Photography, Okay. 

Jimmy Durante and Lupe Velez ii 


with Norman Foster, Marian Nixon, Willi 

Gargan, Mills Brothers 
RK Radio 71 m 


More or less satirizing the activities 
the broadcasting studios, this picture 
only is pretty well studded with lai 
material, plus a little human interest 
amorous pursuit, but its cast of names 
enough audience interest and marq 
value to be an asset in itself. Jirrj 
Durante, as a radio personality surroumi 
by Lupe Velez, William Gargan and cth 
sets the pace for the action. Norn] 
Foster is converted into a synthetic j 
successful writer of radio material. S] 
r ess gets him and he goes romancing ai 
Lupe, while Gargan does a little pla>( 
with Norman's wife, Marian Nixon, 1 
finally being canned by Durante. But] 
•s straightened out eventually, with hp 
man authoring a philosophical line l] 
makes Durante the hit of the air. 

Cast: Jimmv Durante, Lupe Velez, h] 
man Foster, William Gargan Marian Ni:| 
Mills Brothers, Eugene Pallette, M> 
Gcmbell. Sterling Hollcway, Leila Benn 
Tom Kennedv. Jackie Searl, Mary K' 
man, Irene Franklin. Stanley Fields, 
f on Churchill Franklin Pangborn 

Director, Elliott Nugent; Authors, fj 
Q rt T Colwell Robert A Simon; So| 
Plav, Maurine Watkins, Ralph Spence; 
ditional Dialogue. Milton Raison, Jack 1 
vey; Music and Lyrics, Jimmy Dura 
burton Lane, Harold Adamson Irving K= 
Sammy Fain' Cameraman, Fdward C 
aeer- Recording Engineer, George D. 
'is Editor, Georee Crone. 

Direction, Gccd Photography, Good:] 


Tod?": I.T O.A. luncheon. Hotel Astor, 

York. 1 P. M. 
'uly 5-6: Fou' f h and final Paramoun* rfl 

r -|o<; meeting, Hotel Waldorf-Astoria 


luly 7: First Annual Outing of the Fveij 
Offices of Mullen and Pinan-;ki Th< 
Mayflower Hotel, Plymouth, Mass. 

'uly 8-9: G. F. T. A Independent The 1 
Ass'n convention, Hotel Ansley, Afl 

'uly 9-11: Second and finil Columbia- 
convention, Medinah Club, Chicago. 

'uly 11: I. TO. A boat ride and outin 
Roton Point, Conn. 

luly 13: Mating of creditors at offi( 

Special Master John E. Joyce to eo< [ 

Saenger reorganization plan. 
'uly 17: Annual convention of the I 

.-id Missouri Theater Association 

Muehlbach. Kansas City. 
July 18: Annual outing of Boston motioi 

ture post, American Legion. Recr 

Park, Riverside, Auburndale, Mass. 
Aug. 1-20: Second Exhibition of Cin 

graphy, Vpnice Italv 
Aug. 22-24: Allied Theater Owners of 

Jersey convention, Atlantic City 
Sept. 16; North Dakota Allied meeting, 

dan, N. D. 
Oct. 29: S.M.P.E. Fall Meeting, Hotel 

sylvania. New York. 


Ihursday, July 5, 1934 





i ■ 

Kansas City — The new clearance 
fhedule for Kansas City, approved 
'V the clearance and zoning board 
nd effective with new product, is 
j)t expected to alter the present 
^srupted price situation in itself. 
tiThe situation is this: 85 per cent 
( the theaters are willing to sup- 
lirt a fair level of prices. It is 
,yderstood that all the downtown 
luses are in this frame of mind. 
'id willing to act. Fifteen per cent 
7 the number of theaters are more 
ic less controlling the situation at 
ite present time. 

11 (It is pretty generally agreed that 
lie present price schedules are de- 
"'ibralizing to the industry. The code 
Sthority has been asked for sug- 

The schedule is as follows: 

1 first runs with one feature at 25 cents 
iMess get 21 days clearance over first subur- 
'2 run with one feature at 25 cents. 28 
'lis over second suburban run charging 25 
*iqts for one feature, 35 days over other 
^sequent run houses exhibiting one fea- 
and charging 25 cents, 56 days over 
equent run houses with one feature at 
ents. 70 days over subsequent run houses 
e feature at 15 cents, 84 days over 
equent runs exhibiting one feature at 
cents. Clearance is increased 30 days 
re subsequent run has a double bill. 
■st runs with one feature at more than 
aits get 35 days (28 if first subsequent 
charges more than 25 cents), 42 days 
second suburban, 49 over other sud- 
ent runs at 25 cents, 70 over 20 cents, 
over 15 cents, and 154 over 10 cents, 
ble bills increase the clearance 60 days 
|he case of subsequent runs at 25 cents, 
' [lays at 20 cents or less. 
louble bills by first runs decreases clear- 
by half when subsequent runs have 
e features. 

[fared zone clearance is 14 days, 
'ithout fixed daily admission, a theater 
esumed to charge 5 cents less than the 
lar price for such a theater, 
rst runs charging 25 cents or less get 
lays clearance over first run in Kansas 
Kans., where the latter shows at 25 
; 2S days over theater charging 20 
42 over theater charging 15. and 56 
10 cents. If Kansas City, Mo., first 
charge more than 25 cents, the clear- 
goes to 28 .lays. 42. 70, and 112 day- 
Kansas houses. 

st run- in Kansas City, Mo., have the 

twing clearance over the towns listed 

n. Blue Springs, Grandview, Lees Sum- 

l.enexa. Maywood, North Kansas City 

Platte City.' Mo.. 2'8 days; Fairmont. 

42 days. Independence. Mo., 14 days. 

ty. Mo., 14 days. Olathe, Kans.. 14 .lays. 

land Park. Kans., 35 days, and Shawnee 

35 days. 


Ifheaters Aid Racine Centennial 

acine, Wis. — Approximately 150 
iter employes, owners and man 
rs here are co-operating in a 
et selling campaign to help 
nee the city's centennial cele- 



Smith Johnny Morgan 

facilities of a major projection room 
Can match into any sound truck. 
6048 Sunset Blvd. 
Call Hollywood 9480 for appointment 

Hollywood, Calif. 





PREPARATIONS are under way at 
Fox for the story in which Shir- 
ley Temple will be co-starred with 
Will Rogers. Courtney Riley Cooper 
is the author of the story, not yet 
titled, and Rogers will play the role 
of a roadhouse foreman in a small 
western railroad town. 

T T T 

Ben Goldman, who is in charge 
of the physical operation of the 
Warner Bros, exchanges, is visiting 
the Los Angeles branch. 

T ▼ ▼ 

Herbert Hillman, publicity direc- 
tor of the theaters operated in Den- 
ver by H. Huffman, is making a tour 
of the studios. 

T T T 

Dore Senary and Don Hartman 
are writing material for the Jimmy 
Durante-Chase & Sanborn hour. 

T T ▼ 

Faxon Dean, veteran cameraman, 
who was in charge of the Camera 
Supply Co., is now making his head- 
quarters at the Talisman studios. 
He is handling cameras, Moviola, 
cutting room equipment and doing 
trick work. 

T T T 

Our Passing Show: Worthington 
Miner and Eddie Pyle playing ten- 
nis at the Los Angeles Club; Harry 
Maizlich showing Herbert Hillman, 
Denver press agent, points of inter- 
est at Warner Bros, studio. 

T T T 

Val Raset, who was a member of 
the Russian ballet and who was in 
charge of dance presentations at the 
Paramount theater, Paramount, di- 
rected a dance number in "The Age 
of Innocence," which Philip Moeller 
is directing for RKO. 

T T T 

Robert N. Lee, Warner Bros. I 
scenarist, has resumed work at the 
studio, following a vacation spent 
at Carmel. 

T T T 

Jay Gorney and Don Hartman 
have written four new songs for 
Fox's "Lottery Lover," which goes 
in work late this month with Hanns 
Schwarz directing. Cast will include 
"Pat" Patterson, Peggy Fears, Lew 
Ayres and Ned Sparks. 

T T T 

Another assignment for Ned 
Sparks is in Universal's "Imitation 
of Life," which will star Claurlette 

T T T 

George Irving has been cast in 
the Fox picture, tentatively called 
"Wanted," featuring Rosemary 

T T T 

Jack Kirkland is adapting the 
Borden Chase and Edward Doherty 
story which Raoul Walsh will direct 
for Fox. It will be a Robert T. 
Kane production, and deals wi!h the 
men who dig tunnels under rivers. 

T T T 

"Romance in the Rain," musical 
featuring Heather Angel, Roger 

Pryor, Esther Ralston and Victor 
Moore, has been finished at Univer- 

T T T 

"Beach Boy," story of Hawaii by 
Daniel Evans, has been bought by 
Paramount as a vehicle for Carl 
Brisson, Kitty Carlisle, Charlie Rug- 
gles, Mary Boland, Jack Oakie and 
Evelyn Venable. Norman Taurog 
will direct. 

T T T 

Irene Ware has been signed by 
Monogram to appear opposite Guy 
Robertson in "King Kelly of the U 
S. A." Edgar Kennedy, Franklyn 
Pangborn, Otis Harlan and Ferdi- 
nand Gottschalk also are recent ad- 
ditions to the cast. 

▼ T T 

"The Flying Mouse," latest of the 
productions completed by Walt Dis- 
ney, is the next Silly Symphony to 
be released through United Artists. 

Henry B. Walthall and Betty 
Blythe will appear in Monogram's 
"Girl of the Limberlost." Gi-Gi Par- 
rish, Wampas baby star, also gets 
her first Monogram assignment in 
this picture. Christy Cabanne i 
director, with Marian Marsh, Louise 
Dresser, Ralph Morgan, Helen 
Jerome Eddy, Eddie Nugent, Robert 
Ellis and Barbara Bedford also in 
the cast. 

T T T 

Arline Judge and Sterling Hollo- 
way are late additions to the cast 
of Universal's "Gift of Gab." 

T T ▼ 

"I Murdered a Man," by Florence 
Ryerson and Colin Clements, will 
be the first story to engage the at- 
tention of Rufus King, playwright 
and author, who has arrived here 
to start work at Universal. 

T T T 

Pat O'Brien, who recently com- 
pleted work in Warner's "Here 
Comes The Navy," has been as- 
signed the leading male role in the 
company's "I'll Sell Anything." 
The production, which was written 
by Albert J. Cohan and Robert T. 
Shannon, will be directed by Ray 

t ▼ ▼ 

Arthur Housman will appear in 
Paramount's "Mrs. Wiggs of the 
Cabbage Patch." 

T T T 

Two young "discoveries," Nan 
Gray of Houston and Doris Atkin- 
son of Beverly Hills, have been 
signed by Warners. 

T T T 

Jamieson Thomas goes into the 
cast of First National's "A Lost 

T ▼ T 

Maxine Doyle has been added tc 
"A Lady Surrenders" at Warners. 

▼ T T 

John Halliday, Allen Jenkins, 
Ruth Donnelly, Frank McHugh and 
Dorothy Dare are the latest addi- 
tions to the cast of Warner's "Gen- 
tlemen are Born." 


West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — Titles of the eight 
productions to be made by Jesse L. 
Lasky for Fox's 1934-35 program 
have been set and the first picture 
in the new group is scheduled to 
go in work Aug. 6. Initial produc- 
tion is "The White Parade," based 
on the forthcoming novel about 
student nurses by Rian James and 
Jesse L. Lasky, Jr. Irving Cum- 
mings will direct. 

This will be followed by "Heldo- 
rado," starring Spencer Tracy and 
going into production Aug. 20, and 
"The Captive Bride," from the New 
York stage play, "The Proud Prin- 
cess," starting two weeks later. 

"Redheads on Parade," a lavish 
musical, and "Casanova — the Im- 
mortal Lover," are on the shooting 
schedule for September. Others on 
the Lasky list include John Gals- 
worthy's "The Apple Tree," with 
direction by Frank Tuttle; "Flight 
of the Swan," based on the life of 
Anna Pavlowa, and "Aces Down," 
by Thompson Burtis, an air story 
of the Mexican border patrol. 




Hotel in Hollywood 

$2.50 up, Single 
$3. GO up, Double 

Special weekly and monthly rates 

The Plaza is near every- 
thing to see and do in 
Hollywood. Ideal for bus- 
iness or pleasure. 

Every room has private 
dressing room, bath and 
shower. Beds "built for 
rest." Every modern con- 
venience. Fine foods at 
reasonable prices. Conven- 
ient parking for your car. 

Cbas. Dauziger, Mgr. 
Eugene Stern, Pres. 

The "Doorway o( Hospitality" 

Vine at Hollywood Blvo. 




(Continued from Page 1) 

Cardinal Dougherty, in Rome. The 
closing will affect about 500 the- 
aters and approximately 10,000 em- 

The action here follows expres- 
sions from various industry repre- 
sentative cities that the closing of 
theaters for a certain length of time 
would be the surest and best meth- 
od of inducing a more fair-minded 
attitude on the ipart of the crusad- 
ing elements. 

'U' Gets Savo Film for Abroad 

Universal has acquired from Du- 
World the foreign distribution rights 
to the Jimmy Savo picture, "Girl in 
the Case," produced in Hollywood 
by Dr. Eugene Frenke. DuWorld 
will release the picture in the do- 
mestic market this fall. 

New Incorporations 


Buffalo Theaters, Inc., Buffalo. General the- 
atrical and picture business. Vincent R. Mc- 
Faul, president. 


Jack Pomeroy Productions, Inc , New York 
City. Theatrical and motion picture business. 
Edward Grebs, Charles Ellis and Claire Belfar. 

New York Exhibition Company, Manhattan. 
Motion pictures. Daniel E. O'Keefe, Joseph J. 
Shannon and William H. Le Cato. 

152 West 54th Street Corporation, New York 
City. Theatrical, motion and sound picture of- 
ferings. Capital, $10,000. Robert L. Cooking- 
ham, Kendall Williams and Frank C. Taylor. 

Delfio Theaters, Inc , New York City. Theat- 
ricals and screen productions generally. Capital, 
510,000. Herman J. Friedman, Louis Goldstein 
and Nathan Vinagrad. 

Knickerbocker Theaters, Inc., Manhattan. The- 
atrical and picture attractions. Capital, $15,- 
000. Stockholders: same as preceding company. 

Economic Films, Inc., New York City. The- 
atricals and pictures. Frank R. Wilson, James 
Maxwell Fasett and Philene Y. Wilson. 

Anglo American Film, Inc., New York. 
Theatricals and motion pictures. 
Rosenbloom, Mary C. Monahan 

Belle Theaters, Inc., New York 
and motion and sound pictures. Capital, $10,- 
000. Herman J. Friedman, Nathan Vinagrad 
and Louis Goldstein. 

Mundus Distributing Corporation, New York. 
Theatrical screen products. Milton M. Rosen- 
bloom, Sylvk Rohm and Mary C. Monahan. 

Du-Art Film-Titling Service, Manhattan. Mo- 
tion picture business. Max Weisman, Sayde 
Lader and Gertrude Israel. 

Rishire Theaters, Inc., Kings County. Theat- 
rical and motion picture business. Samuel 
Strausberg, Louis Nelson and Sol Strausberg. 

Newburgh Academy of Music Operating Cor- 
poration, Newburgh. Theatrical and other 
amusement attractions. Capital, $5,000. Henry 
Wilson, Alice Nelson and Alexis Beckerich. 

Copark Theaters, Inc., Kings County. Dra- 
matic plays and pictures. Samuel Strausberg, 
Louis Nelson and Solomon Strausberg. 

Conklin Amusement Corporation, Cedarhurst. 
Plays and screen offerings. Fred G. Wilson, 
Ray Harris and Tina Lerner. 

Melbert Pictures, Inc., New York. Motion 
and sound pictures. Shareholders: Melvin M. 
Hirsh, Bert Kulick and Larry Kulick. 

Nottingham Operating Corporation, Hemp- 
stead. Motion pictures. Albert Lang, David 
Jacobson and Ethel M. Kelley. 

Milton M. 
and Lillian 



Thursday, July 5, 19i 



San Antonio — Adams Film Ex- 
change is now located in new quar- 
ters at 400 Soledad St. 

San Antonio — Betty Lou Blount, 
authoress and promoter, is in from 
the west coast. Richard Rosson 
M-G-M director, has returned from 
a trip to the Metro studios in Cali- 

Boston — John Martin, formerly 
connected with the publicity depart- 
ment of Radio City, is now an assis- 
tant manager at the Park theater. 

Hyannis, Mass. — ■ Elmer Daniels, 
manager of the Capitol in Worces- 
ter, is recuperating here after an 
eight-week stay in the hospital with 
rheumatic fever. After a tonsil op- 
eration he is expected to resume the 
job in which Al Fowler, formerly 
of the Scollay Square in Boston, is 

Boston — Stewart Dickie of Can- 
ton has been appointed assistant 
manager of the local Columbia ac- 
cessory department by Exchange 
Manager Tim O'Toole. 

Stillwater, Minn. — Stillwater 
Amusement Co. is a new theater 
corporation with $50,000 capitaliza- 
tion backed by Bennie Berger, Clar- 
ence Stevens and Sam Helpern. 

Greenwich, Conn. — Mr. and Mrs 
William Vuono, owners of the 
Strand and Palace in Stamford. 

Walter Wanger to Start 
September 1 on Coast 

(Continued from Page 1) 

on his plans because he said they 
were not definitely set. He expects 
to leave for the coast at the end of 
the week after conferring with his 
attorney, Nathan Burkan. 

Wanger returned much impressed 
with the flourishing condition of the 
English film market. He advocates 
yearly trips to Europe for all film 
producers. He said that American 
producers through lack of research, 
particularly in historical films, were 
making ludicrous boners which hurt 
their product with British audiences. 
He declared England has a number 
of excellent actors that American 
companies might well import. 

$28,852 Tax Refund for Pola Negri 

Washington Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Washington — An abatement of 
$28,852 on income taxes assessed 
for 1926 has been granted by the 
internal revenue department to Pola 

have leased the Pickwick here and 
will operate the house without 
change of policy. During the past 
year the house has been operated by 
Haring & Blumenthal, with William 
P. Wachtel as resident manager and 
Albert A. Portnoy as assistant. 

Cleveland — First Division Ex- 
change of Cleveland is preparing 
to move into larger space on the 
fifth floor of the Film Bldg. 

Cookeville, Tenn.— The Mid-State 
Theater Co. has been incorporated 
with $10,000 capital. S. D. Wil- 
hite, Sarah E. Wilhite, H. S. Hargis 
and E. C. Reeves are the incorpora- 

Killbuck, O. — Carl Duncan opened 
the Duncan Theater on June 30. He 
is operating on Saturday and Sun- 
day only, playing M-G-M product 


Cincinnati — RKO Grand, vaude- 
ville and films, has closed for the 

Marlboro, Mass. — The Pastime 
Theater has been closed by I. Feld- 

Whitefield, N. H.— The Little The- 
ater, a new house, has been opened 
by A. F. Stoughton. 

Release dates on 11 features, r>; 
of 18 completed and awaiting dat(j 
have been set by Warner-First Nj 
tional, bringing the release schej 
ule into September. New releal 
dates include: "The Personals 
Kid," with Pat O'Brien, Glenda Fa 
rell and Claire Dodd, July 7; "Tt 
Return of the Terror," with Mai 
Astor, Lyle Talbot, John Hallidl 
and Frank McHugh, July 7; "Sil 
Streets," with Aline MacMahq 
Paul Kelly, Helen Lowell and Ai 
Dvorak, July 14; "Midnight Alibll 
starring Richard Barthelmess w 
Ann Dvorak, Helen Lowell 
Helen Chandler featured, July ] 
"Here Comes The Navy," co-stj 
ring James Cagney and Pat O'Bri 
with Gloria Stuart, Dorothy Ti 
and Frank McHugh featured, Jij 
21st; "Friends of Mr. SweeneM 
with Charlie Ruggles, Ann Dvorj 
and Eugene Pallette, July 28; "Ml 
With Two Faces," starring Edwsj 
G. Robinson with Ricardo Cori] 
and Mary Astor featured, Aug. I 
"Housewife," with Bette Da\J 
George Brent and Ann DvonJ 
Aug. 11; "Kansas City Princes] 
with Joan Blondell, Glenda Fair] 
and Robert Armstrong, Aug. '. 
"Dragon Murder Case," with W; 
ren William, Margaret Linds 
Dorothy Tree and Lyle Talbot, Ai 
25; and "Dames," all star musi' 
with Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell a 
Joan Blondell and others, Sept. 1 

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Truce Sought in Philadelphia Theater Boycott War 


Court Okays Sale of St. Louis Houses to Bondholders 

Objections to Foreclosure 

Are Overruled by 

Federal Judge 

St. Louis — Federal Judge Davis 
as approved sale of the Ambassa- 
or, Grand Central and Missouri 
leaters to the bondholders' protec- 
ve committees for $2,000,000. Re- 
Irganization plans of the commit- 
ses also were approved by the Judge, 
ho instructed their counsel to pre- 
''nt a formal decree for his signa- 
: The judge overruled all objections 

(Continued on Page 8) 


tist Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — Jed Buell, for years 
t Sennett executive, will produce 
Mature length comedies, it was re- 
galed at a conference with Mack 

1 (Continued on Page 6) 

Mour Theaters Acquired 
iy New Denver Company 

.benver — T. B. Noble, Frank L. 
jnt and George A. Crowther of 
T;stland Theaters, Inc., have or- 
gnized and incorporated the Pueblo 
: Cheaters, Inc., and have taken over 
' t|? Chief and Pueblo from the West- 
■'; Ijid company, and the Rialto from 
J. Goodstein. 

Win Memphis Sunday Test 

Memphis — Sunday opening for other 
theaters here and throughout Tennessee 
is a possibility following the action of 
the Shelby County Grand Jury in refus- 
ing to indict the Orpheum, managed 
by Charles Mensing, for opening on 
Sundays by charging patrons 40 cents 
for a sandwich and cold drink, with the 
movie show thrown in free. Folice 
had arrested Mensing on three occasions, 
with the exhibitor paying a $25 fine 
and appealing the case each time. 

$200 Television Sets Soon Predicted by De Forest 

Montreal — Television receiving sets costing from $200 to $250 and showing pictures 
on a screen about 18 inches square will be on the market next year, Dr. Lee De Forest 
said here this week. Dr. De Forest said that, despite talk about practical television 
being five years away, it has been an engineering possibility for some time and is 
commercially possible. He declared that outdoor sctnes could be picked up, showing 
automobiles passing as far as 100 feet away. 


Opposing the stand taken by pres- 
ent operators of the Fox Metropol- 
itan Playhouses and also of the main 
bondholders' committee, that the 
Loew-Warner group, bidders of $4,- 
000,000 for the 87 theaters, are not 
entitled to a "breakdown" of indi- 
vidual theater operation costs, Saul 
E. Rogers, attorney for A. C. Blu- 
menthal, who is said to hold a sub- 
stantial amount of the $10,000,000 
(Continued on Page 8) 

Fox Metropolitan Deal 
Opposed by I. T. O. A. 

That the I. T. O. A. may act in 
protest in event the joint Loew- 
Warner bid for the Fox Metropol- 
itan circuit is approved was indi- 
cated yesterday by officials of the 
New York exhibitor association. If 
the Federal Court okays this pro- 
posal in preference to the renewal 
(Continued on Page 8) 


Haring & Blumenthal are report- 
ed disposing of their eight houses 
in the New York metropolitan terri- 
tory with deals including one under 
which Warner Bros, are expected to 
get four New Jersey theaters. In 
the Jersey deal are reported to be 
the Lincoln at Arlington; Playhouse 
at Dover, Rex at Irvington and the 
Rahway at Rahway. The circuit al- 

(Continued on Page 4) 

15 New Trade Complaints 
Filed Against Electrics 

Fifteen complaints charging un- 
fair trade practices against A. T. & 
T., Western Electric and Erpi have 
been filed with the Federal Trade 
Commission in Washington by mem- 
bers of the American Society of 
the Motion Picture Theater, it was 
said yesterday by Robert Robins 
president of the society. Robins said 

(Continued on Page 8) 

Bernhard Appeals to Cardinal 
In Philadelphia Theater Boycott 

Seek Darrow as Counsel 
In Suits Against A. T. & T. 

Clarence Darrow may be engaged 
as a trial counsel in the 10 anti- 
monopoly suits brought against 
Amer. Tel. & Tel., Western Electric 
and Erpi by Biophone Corp., Stand- 
ard Sound Recording Co., and others 
in which over $30,000,000 in dam- 
(Continucd on Page 5) 

Philadelphia — While local exhib- 
itors yesterday made efforts to in- 
duce the church authorities to 
modify their all-inclusive ban on 
pictures, Joseph Bernhard, general 
manager of the Warner-Stanley cir- 
cuit, sent a letter from his New 
York offices to Cardinal Dougherty, 
leader of the movie fight, offering 
cooperation in designating suitable 
pictures if the churches will relax 
(Continued on Page 8) 

Noted Legal Lights Join 

Indep'ts in Campaign 

for Code Changes 

Allying of Clarance Darrow, for- 
merly chairman of the National Re- 
covery Review Board and interna- 
tionally-famous lawyer, and Lowell 
Mason, who also recently quit the 
board as its general counsel, with 
the I. T. O. A. to lead in its fight 
against various code provisions it 
considers unfair to independent ex- 
hibitors was announced yesterday 
at a luncheon and meeting of the 
association in the Hotel Astor. 

Darrow was scheduled to speak, 
(Continued on Page 5) 


The I. T. O. A. drive to revise 
provisions of the motion picture code 
under guidance of Clarence Dar- 
row and Lowell Mason will be par- 
ticularly aimed at block booking and 
the right to buy, Mason said yes- 
terday in New York. Although he 

(Continued on Page 6) 

French Aim Not to Curb 
Showing of U. S. Pictures 

New quota regulations recently 
enacted by the French Government 
is not with the intention of curbing 
U. S. pictures in France but solely 
to move to aid in bringing about a 
reorganization of the French film 
industry, reduce its debt and pro- 

(Continncd on Panr 8) 

$3,000,000 Eastman Suit 

Rochester, N. Y— Suit for $3,000,000 
has been filed in Federal Court here 
by Hill Manufacturing Co. of Kansas 
City against Eastman Kodak, charging 
infringement of patents for refrigera- 
tion used in film making. Hill claims 
Eastman bought one of its machines 
before 1930 and used it as a model 
to build a larger refrigeration unit. 




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Jos. M. Schenck Outlines 
U. A. Plans in London 

London — Plans for the opening of 
the London Pavilion as a key house 
for United Artists' British and 
American product, as well as for 
enlargement of United Artists' of- 
fices here, which hereafter will be 
the headquarters of the company's 
European activities under Murray 
Silverstone, were outlined by Pres- 
ident Joseph M. Schenck on his ar- 
rival from New York. 

Thornton Freeland, who is to di- 
rect Jack Buchanan in "BrewsterV 
Millions" which takes the place of 
"Sons o'Guns" on the British & Do- 
minions schedule, arrived with 
Schenck. The U. A. executive also 
is completing plans for production 
of "The Old Curiosity Shop" at the 
B. & D. studios with D. W. Grif- 
fith directing. He also is anxious 
for Ronald Colman to make a pic- 
ture here. Efforts likewise will be 
made with Alexander Korda to get 
out a production schedule enabling 
U. A. to arrange release dates for 
London Films in America. 

Darryl Zanuck, now in Africa, is 
to join Schenck here late this month. 

A. T. & T. Probe Starts July 10 

Investigation of A. T. & T. parti- 
cipation in the film industry to de- 
termine whether any losses sustained 
by the company through such par- 
ticipation have been added to the 
cost of telephone rates and whether 
any profits have been used to lower 
rates will be started in Washington 
by the newly-appointed Communica- 
tions Commission on July 10. 

Gervers Handling Psychic Marvel 

F. Ralph Gervers has signed con- 
tracts whereby Adrienne, interna- 
tionally known psychic marvel, will 
appear under his exclusive manage- 
ment for stage, screen and radio. A 
personal appearance tour is first on 
the list. Adrienne made her profes- 
sional debut last fall at Loew's Zieg- 
feld Theater. 

Sendoff Party for Richard Dix 
Richard Dix, who sails for Cali- 
fornia tonight with his bride, will 
be given a sendoff party aboard the 
Grace liner Santa Lucia starting at 
4:30 o'clock this afternoon. 

Albeit Saddacca in Hospital 

Albert Saddacca of the Windsor 
circuit, Brooklyn, sustained a rup- 
tured artery in the leg while at- 
tending the I. T. O. A. meeting yes- 
terday afternoon at the Hotel Astor. 
After preliminary treatment he was 
removed to a hospital. 

Denver Indep't Operator Union 

Operators in most of the non- 
union theaters in Denver have or- 
ganized and incorporated as the 
Sound Projectors Union of Colorado. 
Incorporators are Chas. Deckers, J. 
A. Swanson, R. O. McComb, Harold 
Mohlman and Harry Burcher. 

Vitaphone Signs Morton Downey 

Morton Downey has been signed 
by Sam Sax of Vitaphone for a two- 
reel musical. 

New Detroit Zoning Plan 
Withdrawn for Changes 

Detroit — The new zoning plan 
drawn up by the local board last 
week has been withdrawn. The plan 
met difficulties from exhibitors on 
several points and will be radically 
changed, a new plan being avail- 
able in a few days, according to E. 
S. Kinney, secretary of the board. 
The plan as presented affected 
specifically every theater in the 
metropolitan area. 

Northwest Power Project 
Creates New Theater Field 

Seattle — Construction of several 
new theaters in the Grand Coulee 
area is in prospect as a result of 
the $63,000,000 Government appro- 
priation for the world's largest hy- 
dro-electric power project getting 
under way there. The locality is 
typical of earlier western boom 

Preview of Jean Bernard Films 

Jean Claude Bernard, French pro- 
ducer who arrived in New York a 
few days ago on the He de France, 
will present to an invited audience 
aboard this steamer tonight two of 
his latest documentary films, "La 
Sud", taken on the north coast of 
Africa, and "Paris Au Fil De L' 
Eau", depicting Paris from the Seine 
river. "La Bataille", featuring An- 
nabella and Charles Boyer and re- 
vealing the latest advances in 
French production technique, also 
will be on the program. Bernard, 
who is filming a new picture on his 
oresent trip depicting life on a big 
liner, will make tonight's preview 
audience a part of the picture. 

"Baby Shower" for Dempseys 

Various celebrities attended a 
"baby shower" for Jack Dempsey 
and his wife, Hannah Williams, at 
the Stork Club yesterday afternoon 
when a cocktail party was given. 
Fox Movietone made a picture of 
Gus Edwards giving a "contract" to 
Dempsey for his baby. Marc Lach- 
man and Monte Prosser arranged 
the party. 

Select to Film Novel 

"Lavender and Old Lace," the 
novel by Myrtle Reed, will be filmed 
by Select Productions in the east, 
it is announced by William Saal, 
president. The picture will prob- 
ably follow "Gigolette," by Gordon 
Kahn, which goes in woi'k as soon as 
Dashiell Hammett's "Woman in the 
Dark" is finished. 

"Here Comes Navy" Opens Tonight 

Norfolk — World premiere of 
"Here Comes the Navy" takes place 
tonight at Loew's State. James 
Cagney and Pat O'Brien are starred 
in it. Opening has been accom- 
panied by an elaborate campaign 
handled by Sid Davidson of the 
Warner home offices. 


Today: Fourth and final Paramount regioJ 
sales meeting, Hotel Waldorf-Astoria, N 

July 7: First Annual Outing of the Executi 
Offices of Mullen and Pinanski Theate 
Mayflower Hotel, Plymouth, Mass". 

July 8-9: G. F. T. A. Independent TheafJ 
Ass'n convention, Hotel Ansley, Atlan 

July 9-11: Second and final Columbia sal 
convention, Medinah Club, Chicago. 

July 11: I.T.O.A. boat ride and outing 
Roton Point, Conn. 

July 13: Meeting of creditors at office | 
Special Master John E. Joyce to consii 
Saenger reorganization plan. 

July 17: Annual convention of the K>n 
and Missouri Theater Association, Ho 
Muehlbach, Kansas City. 

July 18: Annual outing of Boston motion p 
ture post, American Legion. Rccreat 
Park, Riverside, Auburndale, Mass. 

Aug. 1-20: Second Exhibition of Cinema 
graphy, Venice, Italy. 

Aug. 22-24: Allied Theater Owners of N 
Jersey convention, Atlantic City 

Sept. 16; North Dakota Allied meeting, Mi 
dan, N. D. 

Oct. 29: S.M.P.E. Fall Meeting. Hotel Pet 
sylvania, New York. 

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Jtin-ups' seen by exhibs 
icards, Hoblitzelle, Dembow, 
'..iJalaban and others on in- 
Ation tour of Buz Berke- 
y beauty-full 'Dames' sets. 

_EIJT planned for Josephine 
utninson (below), famed star 
la Le Gallienne Repertory, 
■isopposite Dick Powell 
I Gentlemen Are Born', 
jWibeing filmed for Warner 
Oioy Director Mervyn LeRoy. 

TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT for elaborate world premiere 
of 'Here Comes The Navy' at Norfolk, Va. where coast- 
to-coast broadcast by Cagney and O'Brien, tie-up with 
arrival of U. S. fleet and big co-op campaign will give 
wide publicity to fourth of Warners' mid-summer specials. 

are New Movie Magazine's gold medals 
for the champ musical and mystery films 
of the year chosen in national reader poll. 

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to 'Lady For a Day' and 'Little 
Miss Marker' set for new ac- 
claim as N. Y. Strand opening 
of Barthelmess' 'Midnight Alibi' 
leads chain of 'A' bookings 
scheduled for this week. 


in Warners' $250 prize offer 
for best campaigns on Joe E. 
Brown's Circus Clown', designs 
arresting lobby display shown 
at left, as part of flash circus 
send-off at HippodromeTheatre." 

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Friday, July 6, 1934 


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Grace Moore in 


Columbia 80 mins. 


This is an entirely creditable produc- 
tion which would add distinction to any 
major company program. Grace Moore, 
opera star, conveys to the picture a genu- 
ine screen personality, plus a voice which 
will arouse audience and critical raves. 
She makes a strong bid toward bringing 
operatic numbers within picture house aud- 
ience appreciation, without sacrificing 
their original beauty and force. The story 
shows the development of a promising 
young singer under the guidance of Tullio 
Carminati, a famous maestro who mixes 
his art with his love affairs. Discovering 
the girl in a cafe in Italy, he assumes 
the task of developing her upon a non- 
love basis, but eventually falls for her. 
Another "pupil" causes a misunderstand- 
ing which leads to complications and con- 
cludes with Miss Moore making her debut 
at the Met. in New York. The story has 
been handled in excellent taste and con- 
tains nothing to antagonize reform cru- 

Cast: Grace Moore, Tullio Carminati, 
Lvle Talbot, Mona Barrie, Jessie Ralph, 
Luis Alberni, Rose Mary Glosz and Lydia 

Director, Victor Schertzinger; Authors, 
Dorothy Speare and Charles Beahan; Screen 
Play, S K. Lauren; Musical Director, Dr 
Tietro Cimini; Thematic Music, Gus Kahn 
and Schertzinger; Cameraman, James 
Walker; Editor, Gene Milsord. 

Direction, Fine Photography, Grade A 

Sally Blaine in 


with Henry B. Walthall, Matty Kemp 
Chesterfield 72 mins. 


This one should prove satisfactory en- 
tertainment insofar as it is sincerely han- 
dled by a capable cast, has been cleverly 
directed and is built on an interesting 
theme. The story concerns three old men 
and a girl who meet in a city park when 
the girl, discouraged because she is broke 
and hungry, decides to make her living 
the easiest way. Walthall, as a retired 
Southern colonel, takes charge of the girl's 
welfare and bluffs his way into obtaining 
sufficient money to support his two cronies 
and the girl. He sends for the girl's for- 
mer sweetheart who turns out to be a 
crook and is willing to let one of the 
old gents take a rap so that he may marry 
the girl and escape the law. The plot 
is carefully worked out so that the thief 
is finally apprehended and the girl mar- 
ried to the grandson of Walthall. All 
ends well for them all. Sally Blaine gives 
a very convincing performance, but Wal- 
thall's work stands out as the best in the 

Cast: Sally Blaine, Henry B. Walthall, 
Matty Kemp, Hale Hamilton, John Harron, 
Clark King, Gwen Lee, Judith Vosselli, 
Wilson Benge, Lafe McKee, Mary Foy. 

Director, Richard Thorpe; Author, Carl 
Brown; Screen Play, same, Editor, Richard 
Thorpe; Cameraman, M. A. Anderson; 
Recording Engineer, Pete Clark. 

Direction, Good. Photography, Fair. 


with Claire Windsor, John Mack Brown 
Invincible 64 mins. 


This production belongs definitely to the 
defeatist school. Johnny Mack Brown is 
seen graduating from a medical college 
with high honors, only to be turned down 
by the girl he is engaged to who decides 
to marry another student who can give 
her all the luxuries. So Johnny right there 
takes to drink, and becomes a no gooa 
tramp and wanders hither and yon all over 
the country for many years. Finally with 
the help of an old college pal who has 
made millions, he is induced to go back 
to a commencement exercise at the col- 
lege. Here he meets the daughter of the 
woman who threw him down, and there 
starts a romance between them. The 
mother tries to break it up, for she wants 
the man who is now being touted by hi. 
rich pal as a great foreign surgeon. it 
is all very involved, implausible and sor- 
rowful, finishing with the hero's death at 
the hands of the husband of the woman 
who jilted him. 

Cast: Claire Windsor, Johnny Mack 
Brown, Anita Louise, Kenneth Thomson, 
Matty Kemp, Josef Swickard, Niles Welch. 

Director, Frank Strayer; Author, Gordon 
Morns; Screenplay, Anthony Coldeway; 
Cameraman, M. A. Anderson. 

Direction, handicapped by material. 
Photography, good. 

ITOA Names Committee 
To Advise on Clean Films 

Moving to avert collisions with the 
League of Decency boycott on so- 
called immoral ipictures, the I. T. 
O. A. yesterday took steps to set up 
a committee which will advise its 
members as to what pictures might 
be considered as objectionable. The 
committee will study forthcoming 
product and report as to its charac- 
ter. Bernard S. Barr is chairman 
of the committee. 

Dezel Gets Esper Picture 

Chicago — Al Dezel of Road Show 
Pictures will handle Dwain Esper's 
"Narcotic" in the midwest. 

Don Mersereau 

Frank E. Garbutt 

Al Wilkie 

Postpone N.O. Zoning Plan 

New Orleans — After several 
hours' discussion, the clearance and 
zoning board adjourned until July 
9, thereby postponing publication of 
a new clearance .plan until after the 
time set by the code authority. 
Clearance is proving an even harder 
task for the board than zoning. Sev- 
eral plans have been presented, none 
meeting with unanimous approval. 
Gulf States Theater Owners' Ass'n 
made an attempt to iron difficulties 
between United Theaters circuit and 
exchanges in an informal meeting 
where the matter of premiums came 
up. No results. 

Chicago Circuit Adds House 

Chicago — Little Picture Theater 
Corp., operators of the Cinema, Aus- 
tin and Karlov, has leased the Punch 
and Judy for a term of years from 
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance 
Co. of Milwaukee. The leasing 
corporation is headed by Charles 
and Henry Stern. Stern said that 
his firm will spend $5,000 in the in- 
stallation of modern operating 

Dissolve Pacific N. W. Companies 

Seattle — Fox Bellingham The- 
aters, Inc., Bellingham, and North- 
west Theater Co., Seattle, have filed 
dissolution papers. 

Haring & Blumenthal 

Disposing of Houses 

(Continued from Pat/e 1) 

so operates the Ritz at Lyndhurst, 
N. J. 

Fred Wilson, who recently took 
over the Playhouse at Cedarhurst, 
L. I., is reported seeking the Gem 
at Far Rockaway, another Haring 
& Blumenthal theater. The circun 
runs three other houses in the ter- 

Appeal Newark Zoning Case 

Elwood theater, Newark, has ap- 
pealed to the Code Authority from 
the decision of the New York clear- 
ance and zoning board on its com- 
plaint against Warner's Regent, 
Newark, and Warner's Capitol. 
Belleville. The Elwood complaint 
was filed by Allied of New Jersey 
and David P. Wilentz, attorney- 
general of New Jersey and counsel 
for Allied, represented Elwood at 
the clearance board hearing. 

Lifton Appointed Liberty Ad Chief 

Louis S. Lifton has been appoint- 
ed director of advertising and pub- 
licity for Liberty Pictures at its 
New York offices. Lifton was until 
recently associated with Educational 
as assistant to Gordon S. White 
advertising head. 

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JOHN E OTTERSON has gone to Europe fo: 
sn inspection of Erpi offices. 

ARNOLD RITTENBERG has returned to New 
Yo.k from Atlantic City, where he represented 
Menfone Productions, producers of "Literary 
Digest's Spice of Life'," at the Columbia con- 

DAVE EPSTEIN, Hollywood artists' representa- 
tive, has arrived at the Hotel Warwick, where 
he will remain until Saturday. 

G. MARTINEZ SIERRA, Spanish dramatist 
end author, who arrived this week from abroad 
with Ctalcna Barcena, actress, and Jardiel 
E. Poncela, journalist, leaves in a day or two 
tor Hollywood. 

GARY COOPER is on his way to New York 
from the Coast. 

MELVYN DOUGLAS, stage and screen leading 
man, sailed yesterday on the Berengaria f o, 

D. M IDZAL, managing director of the Fo 
Theater, Detroit, has returned to the M.chig^. 
metropolis from New York. 

MIRIAM HOPKINS is expected to arrive 
from Hollywood in a few days. 

FE3GY GOLDBERG of the Educational pub i- 
city department leaves for the co<.st tom-r.u.. 

EDWARD GOLDEN, Monogram sales manager, 
left yesterday for Atlanta where he will ad- 
dress the G.F.T.A. Independent Theaters Ass'n 
convention on Saturday. He will return to 
New York next Wednesday. 

HAL SUGARMAN, U. A. manager in Panama, 
has arrived in town for a few weeks' vacation. 
He is scheduled to return to Panama on July 19. 

FRAZIER HUNT, author, arrives today from 
abroad on the President Harding. 

Erpi Making Geology, Child Films 

Erpi Picture Consultants has con- 
cluded arrangements whereby it will 
make a series of films demonstrat- 
ing geologic phenomena in Yellow- 
stone Park under auspices of the 
National Park Service, to be incor- 
porated in the University of Chi- 
cago Physical Science Series, and 
five films on child development for 
the National Council of Parent Ed- 

Liberty Makes Southwest Deal 

Budd Rogers, general sales man- 
ager of Liberty Pictures, has closed 
with Jack K. Adams, president of 
the Adams Film Exchanges, to han- j 
die the Liberty product in Texas, j 
Oklahoma and Arkansas. The pro- i 
ducing organization, of which M. H. 
Hoffman is president, is now almost 
100 per cent set for distribution. 

Chicago Bans "Virgie Winters" 

Chicago — After a bitter battle 
with the censor board and the may- 
or's office, the Palace theater was 
denied the right to show "The Life 
of Virgie Winters." This leaves 
Chicago as the only city in the 
United States where the picture can- 
not be shown. The Palace substi- 
tuted Richard Dix in "His Greatest 

Shamrock Starting First 

Detroit — "Four O'Clock in the 
Morning," first of the Shamrock 
features for the new season, will 
go in work shortly in the new Mul- 
lett Street studios, it is announced 
by B. C. Fassio, president. 


Friday, July 6, 1934 



(Continued from Pago 1) 

but remained in his quarters at the 
Murray Hill Hotel instead. Re- 
ports conflicted as to his reason 
for failing to appear, the official 
version issued hy the I. T. O. A. 
being that he was ill following his 
trip here from Chicago. Both Dar- 
row and Mason will serve the asso- 
ciation without compensation. 

In opening the meeting following 
the luncheon, attended by approxi- 
mately 150 exhibitors, President 
Harry Brandt declared that mem- 
bers of his organization "offered 
every conceivable cooperation" to 
Sol A. Rosenblatt, then deputy 
administrator, during the code-draft- 
ing conferences last Fall. He charg- 
ed that Rosenblatt failed to incor- 
porate in the code, which he drafted, 
provisions agreed upon previously. 
Quoting the National Recovery Re- 
view Board's reports Brandt de- 
scribed the code as "the most high- 
ly monopolistic code" drafted under 
the NRA. 

"Independent exhibitors will be 
forced out of business under the 
code as it is now written," asserted 

Mason, substituting for Darrow, 
said that the anti-trust department 
of the Dept. of Justice has received 
more complaints against film indus- 
try practices than any other indus- 
try. He complimented Brandt on 
bringing to Washington hearings 
conducted by the Review Board on 
the code "enough witnesses to fill 
three days." Mason characterized 
the film industry document as "one 
of the most pernicious codes ever 
studied by the board." He deplored 
distributor tendency to "tell exhibi- 
tors how to run their own busi- 

Mason, whose home is in Chicago, 
will make his headquarters at the 
office of Milton C. Weisman, gen- 
eral counsel of the I. T. 0. A., at 
1450 Broadway. Darrow will make 
his headquarters at the home of Ar- 
thur Garfield Hays at Sands Point. 

Weisman, who followed Mason, 
described the campaign against the 
present code as "a fight to the end." 

Sunday Movies in Bronxville 

Bronxville, N. Y. — Making the 
last community in Westchester 
County to take steps to abolish blue 
laws, the Bronxville Village Board 
has voted to amend the ordinance 
banning Sunday movies. 

Fight Penna. Sunday Shows 
Washington, Pa. — Funds of the 
Parkinson Sabbath observance fund 
will be used to defray expenses of 
a fight on Sunday movies here, it 
was decided at a meeting of the 
Washington Presbytery. 

Cleveland Zoning Meet July 10 

Cleveland — Next meeting of the 
clearance and zoning board will be 
held July 10. 

1 ii- : - r ^--tyJ./^.gfy^| 


• • • THE WORST bandit scare Wall Street has had in 
a long time and all because Hecht-MacArthur wanted 
some skyscraper atmosphere for a sequence in "Crime Without 
Passion" which they are completing over at the Astoria 
studio four autos loaded with cameramen, technicians and 
equipment pulled up Sunday morn in front of the office of J. P. 
Morgan it seems that the watchmen on the inside sent 
in the police alarm they probably took the picture guys 
for gunmen there were several union men in the studio 
cars so their alarm was justified 

• • • IN ANY event before the boys from Astoria 

headed by Slavko Vorkapich had a chance to get out of their 
cars with their equipment cops in radio cars and on motor- 
cycles appeared from every direction they examined the 

credentials held by Vorkapich, Leslie Bain, Joe Nadel and Leo 

Lipp and permitted them to unload and make their 

shots now Hecht-MacArthur are thinking of making a 

pix to show how perfectly the Wall Street financial district is 

T T T 

• • • ATOP THE Music Hall is a summer playland 

for the exclusive use of the theater's employees in 

between shows you can see the ballet girls and Rockettes dis- 
porting themselves at tennis, handball, volleyball and shuf- 
fleboard gaily colored deck chairs and awnings are every- 
where the showgirls appear in their abbreviated stage cos- 
tumes or practice shorts , . . . so a lotta guys whose office 

windows overlook the theater roof are getting sunstruck these 
days leaning out the window to get a better look 

• • • AN EXCHANGE of greetings between Mayor La 
Guardia of our hamlet and Mayor T. S. Walmsley of New Or- 
leans yesterday inaugurated a direct RCA radiotelegraph 

communication circuit between the two cities New York is 

already connected by this service with Boston, Washington and 

San Francisco Charles Drummond Woodyatt, stage and 

screen player, has written a novel, "Satan's Playground," in 

collaboration with Irving Crump Dodd Mead will publish 

the book Woodyatt leaves New York soon to join a studio 
on the coast 

T T T 

• • • A HONEYMOON cocktail party in honor of Richard 
Dix and his bride aboard the Grace liner Santa Lucia in 

the North River will take place this afternoon 

Herbert Wilcox of the London Wilcoxes is sending out invites 

to the premiere of "Nell Gwyn" at the Astor on the eve 

of July 10 a very novel invitation it is with a diary 

entry by Samuel Pepys reminding himself that he must not for- 
get the important date but Mister Wilcox should have ex- 
plained to a lotta these film mugs who Samuel Pepys is a 

couple have asked us already wotin'ell this guy Pepys has got 
to do with the picture biz 

• • • UP AT Dobbs Ferry, New York Vera Murray 

will operate the Washington theater with the Mayfair Players 

. presenting 10 new untried plays each will have a 

new cast and will be headed by a distinguished star Ethel 

Barrymore starts the summer series on Monday with a play by 

Leslie and Sewell Stokes called "Laura Garnett" Miss 

Barrymore will make the occasion auspicious by having it 
mark the first stage appearance of herself with her son John 

and daughter Ethel Miss Murray will be associated with 

John C. Wilson and C. B. Maddock 

« « « » » » 


Sitting as a Code Authority ap- 
peals committee, R. H. Cochrane, J. 
Louis Geller and Robert Wolf heard 
four appeals yesterday. The sched- 
ule was as follows: S. Hochstim, 
Star. Hudson, N. Y., against Hen- 
Wil-Hen Corp., Hudson, on overbuy- 
ing charge heard by Albany griev- 
ance board, Hochstim and William 
Friezder appeared for complainant 
and respondent, respectively; Cam- 
den Drive-In Theater, Inc., Camden, 
N. J., against RKO on breach of 
contract complaint heard by Phila- 
delphia grievance board, W. E. Egan 
and Willard Younger appeared for 
"Omplainant and respondent, respec- 
tively; Fred Lind, Grand, Little- 
ton, Colo., against Thomas A. Sul- 
livan, Gothic at Englewood, Col. on 
reduced admissions complaint heard 
by Denver grievance board; M. 
Ewing of the Amus-U Theater, La 
Harpe, 111. against Andrew L. Hain- 
l:'ne, Illinois theater at Macomb, 111. 
on complaint heard with Chicago 
clearance and zoning board. In the 
last two cases no appearances were 
made. In all instances recommenda- 
tions were passed on to the Code 
Authority for decisions. 

Seek Darrow as Counsel 
In Suits Against A. T. & T. 

(Continued from Page 1) 

ages is asked, it was said yesterday 
by Robert Robins, executive secre- 
tary of the American Society for the 
Protection of the M. P. Theater. 
Negotiations with Darrow are now 
in process, Robins said. 

Many "A" Dates for "Alibi" 

Getting a break in the current 
popularity of Damon Runyon 
stories, Warners report an unpre- 
cedented number of Class "A" book- 
ings set on its production of "Mid- 
night Alibi," starring Richard Bar- 

Dick Kennedy a Father 

Birmingham — Dick Kennedy, su- 
pervisor of Wilby theaters in Ala- 
bama and Tennessee, is the father 
of a boy. Tom McConnell, manager 
of the Strand, also became the 
father of twin girls recently. 



Keep your outer lobbies looking cool 
and comfortable. 




Friday, July 6, 1934 


(Continued from Paac 1) 

would not comment on the report 
it was indicated that under one 
phase of the campaign an effort 
might be made to revive the 
Darrow arbitration proposal which 
recently collapsed, according to Ma 
son, when the Hays organization 
withdrew its participation. 

Disclosure was made yesterday to 
the effect that a conference was re- 
cently held toward adjusting code 
differences between producer-dis 
tributing companies and independent 
exhibitor leaders. Present were 
Charles C. Pettijohn, representing 
the Hays association; Abram F. 
Myers of Allied, Milton C. Weisman. 
I. T. 0. A. general counsel, and 

According to Mason, who recent- 
lv resigned as general counsel of 
the National Recovery Review 
Board, the plan agreed to by all fac- 
tions provided for a committee of 
nine members, four selected by ma 
jor producers and four by indepen- 
dent exhibitor members of the Code 
Authority. They were to jointly 
select the ninth member of the 
group and in event of failure to 
fgree upon a man, were to leave 
1he matter to the chairman of the 
Federal Trade Commission. 

Mason said that the Hays repre- 
sentative at first approved the plan 
to set up the arbitration commit- 
tee to study and solve major differ- 
ences but later he withdrew his sup- 
port of the project. The committee 
was to function until a settlement 
of disputes was reached and the 
rgreement would be recommended 
for incorporation in the code, it was 

Warners Buy "White Cockatoo" 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — "White Cockatoo", 
mystery novel by Mignon C. Eber- 
hart, has been purchased by War- 
ner Bros. The company is planning 
to make this the second picture for 
Josephine Hutchinson. 

Mark Goldman Loses Mother 

Cleveland — Mark Goldman, man- 
ager of the local Majestic exchange, 
is mourning the death of his mother 
at her home in Lowell, Mass. 

Hal Rosson Improves 

Wet Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 
Hollywood — Hal Rosson, recently 
stricken with infantile paralysis, is 
out of quarantine and physicians say 
his early recovery is assured. 

Closes Deal for Venezuela 

Arthur Sanchez of Trans-Oceanic 
Film Export Co., has closed a deal 
for the distribution of a series of 
dramas in the territory of Venzuela. 

"Hell Cat" First-Run at Palace 

Columbia's "Hell Cat" will open a 
^rst-run engagement today at the 
R-K-0 Palace, customarily a subse- 
quent run house with vaudeville. 

Short Shots from Eastern Studios 


TENTATIVELY titled "His Un- 
official Fiancee," the second of 
a series of all-Spanish features be- 
ing produced by Exito Productions 
for Paramount International release 
went into production yesterday un- 
der the direction of Louis Gasnier at 
he Eastern Service studio in As- 
toria. Featured in the cast of the 
original story by Alfredo Lapera 
are Carlos Gardel, Trini Ramos, 
Blanca Vischer, Vincente Padula 
and Jaime DeVisa. Robert Snody 
is production supervisor, with War- 
ren Murray assisting on the direc- 
tion and Bill Miller and Geo. Hin- 
ners behind the camera. Walter 
Keller is credited with the art work. 

Nell O'Day, who just completed 
work in Select Productions' "Woman 
in the Dark ', has been added to the 
cast of "Convention Girl", the Fal- 
con production headed by Dave 
Thomas with exterior shots now be- 
; ng made in Atlantic City under the 
direction of Luther Reed. Shooting 
will be completed at the Photocolor 
studio at I rvington-on-the-Hudson. 

George W. Goman of West Coast 
Service Studios sails Saturday on 
the He de France in connection 
with some European financed pro- 
duction to be made in New York 
next season. 

Richard Himber and his Ritz- 
Carlton Orchestra have been signed 
to make a one-reel Vitaphone short, 
it is announced by Sam Sax, pro- 
duction chief at the Brooklyn plant. 
Himber, who appeared on the ra- 
dio with Rudy Vallee a few years 
ago, is known for his introduction 
of harp interludes in dance orches- 
trations and at present his music 
is heard on coast-to-coast broad- 
casts over both NBC and CBS radio 

Lynn Shores, president of West 
Coast Service studios, leaves Mon- 
day with camera and sound tech- 
nicians for up-state New York, 
where he will start production on 
an industrial picture for The Nia- 
gara Hudson Power Co. 

Des Moines Zoning Setup Stays 
Des Moines, la. — Local clearance 
and zoning board has no future 
meeting set, awaiting formation of 
plans by independent exhibitors on 
their objections to the present sys- 
tem, according to Dallas Day, sec- 
retary. The system already in 
force before the board's organiza- 
tion has proved satisfactory up to 
the present, and no action will be 
taken until concrete objections are 
made by individual exhibitors or 
groups of exhibitors. 

Dock Strike Hits Seattle Houses 

Seattle — Waterfront strike here 
has been costing first-run houses 
at the rate of $3,000 a week, it is 
estimated. Subsequent runs also 
have been suffering. 

Two Holdups Net Only $32 

Chicago — -A bandit gang of five 
men held up two movie theaters on 
the West Side, the Illington and the 
Milo, but obtained only small 
amounts $2 and $30. 

"Public Enemy" Holds Over 

"The Public Enemy," revived at 
the Globe, is being held for another 

Portable Circuit for Missouri 

Ironton, Mo. — C. F. Grishaber, 
who has sold his Academy Theater 
here, plans to establish a circuit of 
towns this summer to show films 
with a portable sound outfit. 

Two New Tenants in Para. Bldg. 

B'n'B Pictures Corp., producers of 
the Bud 'N' Ben westerns, have 
moved to the Paramount Bldg. from 
630 Ninth Ave. 

Wm. Steiner also has moved to 
the Paramount Building. 

Poli Recovered 

New Haven, Conn. — Sylvester Z. 
Poli has returned to his summer 
home, Villa Rosa, in Woodmont, fol- 
lowing a period of complete rest at 
a health resort. His physician says 
Poli is now nearing complete recov- 
ery after the nervous breakdown 
which forced him to suspend all ac- 
tivity some time ago. 

St. Louis Critic Retiring 

St. Louis — Harry Neimeyer, vet- 
eran film and dramatic critic of the 
"Post-Dispatch," is understood to be 
retiring. He will be 60 years old 
shortly and intends to spend his 
later years in Hollywood, where he 
has bought a home. 

Calvin Bard Sells House 

Lincoln, Neb. — Calvin Bard has 
disposed of the Rialto and George 
Monroe and G. L. Hooper sold the 
State to the Cornhusker Theaters 
Inc., of which the Westland Thea- 
ters, Inc., of Colorado Springs, 
Colo., is the operating, company. 

"Stamboul Quest" for Capitol 

M-G-M's "The Stamboul Quest," 
with Myrna Loy and George Brent 
opens at the Capitol July 13 after 
two weeks of "The Thin Man." 
Stage show will include Willie and 
Eugene Howard, Gertrude Niesen. 
Bill Robinson and others. 

Jimmy Grier in Reliance Films 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — Jimmy Grier, popular 
radio band leader, has been signed 
with his orchestra to appear in 
"Transatlantic Merry - Go - Round", 
Reliance picture now in production 
*»nd soon to be released through 
United Artists. 


(Continued from Page 1) 

Sennett and the youthful producer, 
whom Sennett calls his protege. Al- 
though not financially or actively 
engaged in this project, Sennett 
plans to lend a guiding hand to 

The producing company, to be 
called Rainbow Pictures, plans im- 
mediate production on two feature 
comedies at the Sennett studios un- 
der the direction of B. C. Stafford, 
the first of which is being scheduled 
under the title of "College Sweet- 
heart", starring Andy Clyde, with 
Grady Sutton, Frankie Eastman, 
and Mary Kornman. 

The second production will co- 
star Harry Langdon and Andy 
Clyde in a jungle farce, "They Go 

Joseph Klein, major studio dis- 
tributing executive, arrived here 
from New York several days ago to 
be associated with Buell in this ven- 
ture. The organization will have its 
offices at the Mack Sennett studios. 

Subsequent Runs Protest 
Cleveland Zoning Schedule 

Cleveland — Publication of the new 
clearance and zoning plan for 
Greater Cleveland brought protests 
charging the Clearance and Zoning 
Board with "discriminatory deter- 
mination." W. N. Skirboll, repre- 
senting the Cameo, and Meyer 
Fischer, representing the Mall, 
downtown subsequent run houses, 
are protesting against a special 
classification of all local downtown 
subsequent run houses by which the 
first runs are given 77 days protec- 
tion. Under the previous schedule, 
these houses got pictures on the 57th 
day following the conclusion of the 
first run. The houses affected by 
this classification are the Strand, 
Standard, Carter, Roxy, Mall and 
Cameo. Because they play at 15 
cent matinee admission, regardless 
of their evening price, they are 
classed as 15 cent houses and given 
the 15 cent house availability date. 

The schedule provides 35 days 
availability to subsequent runs 
charging not less than 25 cents 
(same as formerly) ; 49 days avail- 
ability to houses charging not less 
than 20c (was 57 days) ; 77 days 
availability to houses charging 15 
cents (was 63 days) ; 150 days 
availability to houses charging not 
less than 10 cents (was 100 days) : 
and 365 days after the advertised 
national release date to all houses 
playing a double feature policy (was 
100 days). 

A further concession to second 
runs is that when circuits play a 
second run at one of their circuit 
second run houses ahead of avail- 
ability date the protection to all 
second runs shall be reduced by the 
same number of days as for the cir- 
cuit second run houses. 

Noted for 


REVOLUTIONARY new qualities 
-"-^- made Eastman Super-Sensitive "Pan" 
a byword almost overnight. But only day-in 
and day-out delivery of those qualities over 
a long period could give this film lasting 
fame in the motion-picture world. Uniform- 
ity . . . the quality that has always character- 
ized Eastman films . . . has made Eastman 
Super-Sensitive Panchromatic Negative the 
brilliant leader it is today. Eastman Kodak 
Company. (J. E. Brulatour, Inc., Distribu- 
tors, New York, Chicago, Hollywood.) 

EASTMAN Super-Sensitive 
Panchromatic Negative 




Friday, July 6, 1934 


(Continued from Pane \) 

their stringent dictum. The Inde- 
pendent Exhibitors Protective Ass'n, 
headed by Morris Wax, also offered 
cooperation, declaring that nearly 
500 theaters would have to close in 
two weeks unless consideration is 

Chief objection of the exhibitors, 
as pointed out earlier by Lewen 
Pizor of the M. P. T. 0. unit, is 
that the boycott is against all the- 
aters instead of the few offending 

In a statement issued in New 
York last night, Bernhard said: 

"In view of prevalent rumors and published 
statements concerning the theater situation 
in Philadelphia as a result of the ecclesiastic 
boycott of motion picture theaters in that 
city, I desire to say that the Warner-Stanle 
Theater Circuit, comprising 75 motion pictur 
theaters in the archdiocese of Philadelphia, 
has felt compelled to notify its employees arfl 
the various firms with which it does busi 
ness that a general closing of our theater 
may be forced upon us within the next two 

"We have been driven to this step by th 
manifest possibilities of the boycott endorse 
by Cardinal Dougherty, Archbishop of Phila- 
delphia. That boycott has not discriminate 
between pictures supposed to merit approva 
and others supposed to merit condemnation 
it is directed against motion picture theater 
as such. 

"We trust that it will be unnecessary t 
close our theaters; but if the boycott should 
succeed in its object it will clearly be im- 
possible for us to continue to operate then 
at a heavy loss. In addition to the loss o 
work to our own immediate employees, a shut 
down would entail unemployment or reduced 
employment for several thousand people en- 
gaged in many other activities normally car- 
ried on in affiliation with our theater opera- 

"The following paragraph is from a lette 
which I wrote on July 5 to His Eminence 
Cardinal Dougherty: 

" 'Motion picture theaters, in common wit! 
other enterprises, have suffered greatly dur 
ing the depression. It has been a grea 
effort to maintain and operate theaters in your 
diocese, which give employment to upwards o 
900 people. In spite of the great deel ne in 
theater receipts during the past years, but l 
line with President Roosevelt's policy, we have 
retained the maximum number of employee 
and are paying them maximum compensate- 
commensurate with the services performed b 

"We have also offered to Cardinal Doush- 
crty the use of 'a suitable projection room 
where pictures may be viewed before the; 
are released in our theaters. This preview 
would enable you to prepare a Black and 
White List' which could serve as iurtnei 
protection for your flock.' 

"The Philadelphia archidocese is the only 
territory in the United States where a boy- 
cott has been proclaimed against a legally 
conducted business which affords wide-sprea. 
employment and which has offered even 
reasonable compromise to protect the sensibili- 
ties of those sections of the public that may 
feel themselves to be in need of such pro- 

Custer Serial Planned 

Louis Weiss plans to start produc- 
tion in Hollywood in August on a 12- 
episode serial built around the his- 
torical events that led up to "Custer's 
Last Stand." The government is ex- 
pected to lend several detachments of 
cavalry to give veracity to the film. 
This will be in addition to a well- 
known cast and several hundred Indians 
from one of the reservations, it is 
announced. Exploitation pictures will 
handle distribution. 

Movies Sacrificed Independence, Says Writer 

k iOTION pictures submitted to censorship and sacrificed their independence early 
' * ' in the game, consequently they will always be a target for reformer elements, 
in the opinion of Westbrook Pegler, featured writer for the "World-Telegram," 
Scripps-Howard paper. Commenting en the current crusade in last night's edition, 
Pegler said: 

FOR more than a week I have been trying to compose a moving picture scenario which would 
meet the restrictions proposed by the clergy, who are determined to eliminate crime and 
sex for the good of the kiddies and the child-minded. It has been tough going because larceny, 
mayhem and murder seem to be everywhere, even among the birds and gnats and flowers, and 
the most scandalous goings-on take place right along among creatures of demurest reputation. 

It was a shock to be told by a florist one time that the primrose was an outrageous hussy 
in her private life. You could not hope to get by with a voracious drama about the primrose 
under the proposed code of censorship, because that would give the kiddies false ideas and 
might send child-minded adults stampeding out of the picture show to launch out on a plural 
life. But neither would you be allowed to avoid the truth, for that would be spreading a lie 
and poisoning the wells of knowledge, a wrong as bad as a hoodlum scene or a shot depicting 
bachelor life in a New York penthouse. 

If you will send a stamped envelope and written authorization from your pastor I might, 
when I get around to it, send you a confidential report of what the florist said about the 
private life of the primrose. It is a scenario which would make the most mischievous com- 
positions of Miss Mae West seem downright priggish. 

Well, so the birds plunder and kill, the June-bug slays the chigger or something, the spider 
is a hoodlum and the mistletoe throttles the mighty oak, which hogs the sun and starves and 
stunts the little trees. This information, as the bond houses use to say, is not guaranteed, 
though believed to be approximately correct. 

Obviously, as a vein of material for the moving picture drama, nature is out, being very 
criminal and full of turpitude. 


I AM modest in my crime requirements and would be satisfied with such lower-case misde- 
meanors as illegal parking or cheating the soulless telephone corporation out of an occasional 
nickel. But I hate to hear anyone run down sex, a theme so popular that it is widely referred 
to as Topic A. and hope the censors will not make it necessary for the citizens to be as firm 
with them about this matter as they were with those other members of the clergy who tried 
to prevent them from drinking alcoholic beverages. 

A clergyman's idea of seemliness in dealing with love or sex on the screen is sure to be 
much more severe than the average customer's. And, if it is true that children are being 
corrupted by the scenes which they see in the movies, there is a dandy remedy at hand for that. 
The children might be kept out of the movies, just as they are excluded from the premises 
where liquor is sold, except, perhaps, on children's day. The $1,000,000 theaters were not 
built solely for the kiddie trade or for the ultra-pious. 

It is unfortunate that nature, that depraved force which produces the shameless primrose, 
turns out so many beautiful young women to defile the screen with their charm and pleasantry 
and trouble the thoughts of the customers. There would be no such problem if there were nc 
beautiful women, but no severity of censoiship is ever going to popularize the scrawny, fat or 
warty types. The art editors of the newspapers know about this. They wade through great 
stacks of bathing pictures in hot weather to select the pretty ones. 


MY crimeless, sexless scenario of sweetness and light, suitable for young and old alike, is 
not coming along very well. I put a sheet of paper in the machine and typed across the 
top "The Sweetest Story Ever Told." But there had to be a man and a woman in it, and at 
this point sex came worming its slimy coils into the story. And there had to be a conflict 
of right and wrong, and there was the crime element. So "The Sweetest Story Ever Told" isn't 
even an idea yet. and I can't even say 1 have hopes. 

Well, I trust the clergy never will try to impose the same sort of censorship on the news- 
papers, because in that case the market tables, the daily recipe, the weather forecast and th 
ball game would constitute the paper. But the newspapers always have fought like tigers to 
protect their freedom against every encroachment. The movies and the radio, on the contrary, 
curled up and quit very early in their respective careers and thereby sacrificed an independence 
which they never will get back. 

15 New Trade Complaints 
Filed Against Electrics 

(Continued from Pane 1) 

he had been informed that investi- 
gation of the charges would be made 

The complaints allege that Erpi 
has signed 4,000 theaters under the 
R. & R. contract which, in effect, 
gives away merchandise free in or- 
der that Erpi may be released from 
damages under its old contract 
According to Robins, the R. & R 
contract, by fixing a stipulated sum 
for the servicing of equipment which 
is to include the servicing and re- 
placement of parts in sound systems, 
has substantially lessened competi- 
tion in interstate commerce in vio- 
lation of the law. Robins also said 
the contract offends NRA code pro- 
visions against the giving of rebates 
and the granting of premiums. 

Upholds Demands 

For Fox Met. 


(Continued from Page 1 i 
bond issue, and counsel for a bond- 
holder group, stated to Film Daily 
yesterday that J. Robert Rubin had 
"every right" to demand the oper- 
ating data for Loew. 

"Years ago, when I arranged the 
purchase of the theaters for Fox, 
an operation breakdown on each 
house was gladly supplied to us," 
said Rogers. "We had not made a 
bid, and in fact only had the houses 
'on call'. Now that the situation 
is reversed I see no reason why the 
information is not forthcoming im- 

Hearing of the matter will be held 
this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock before 
Federal Judge Mack in the Wool- 
worth Building. 


(Continued from Paqe 1) 

to the confirmation of the sale held 
by Special Master Nelson Cunliff on 
June 7. Objectors contended the 
sale price was inadequate and the 
reorganization plan unfair. 

French Aim Not to Curb 
Showing of U. S. Pictures 

(Continued from Page 1) 

vide an opportunity to use up the 
productions on hand, it was stated 
to The Film Daily yesterday by M. 
Colin-Reval, editor of La Cinema- 
tographic Francaise, leading French 
trade paper, who is in New York 
for a brief visit. 

The government's aim, said Colin- 
Reval, is to put the French indus- 
try on a profitable basis so that its 
business will receive the cooperation 
and credit facilities of French bank- 
ing interests. A considerable amount 
of product is now on hand in France 
awaiting release, and it was felt 
that the only way to exhaust these 
pictures was by temporary regula- 
tion of imports. 

Production in France for the com- 
ing year will be held to about 100 
features, Colin-Reval stated. A cer- 
tain number will be designed for the 
international market. Pictures to 
be admitted from the U. S. will to- 
tal about 117. 

Excessively burdensome taxation 
is one of the main reasons for the 
inability of the French movie indus- 
try to make its way, Colin-Reval de- 
clared. Overseating also has become 
a problem. 

Arriving with the French editor 
was Jean Claude Bernard, producer, 
who is making a picture on the trip. 
They sail tomorrow on the He de 
France for home. 

Fox Metropolitan Deal 

Opposed by I.T.O.A. 

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deals offered by Skouras Theaters 
and Randforce, increased difficulties ' 
will be inserted in the film buying 
situation in the zone, it was pointed 

Forty-two Fox Met. houses op- 
erated by Randforce are not play- 
: ng M-G-M product at present and 
in case the joint offer is accepted 
this lineup will be taken away from 
independent houses to play Rand- 
force theaters, independent leaders 

See Films by Installments 

Up in Pearl River, N. Y., store pro- 
prietors who patronize the Granada, 
600-seat house, want "rain checks" so 
they can return the following night 
and finish seeing the show, according 
to Bob Wile, who is operating the 
theater. When their stores close about 
10 or 10:30 p. m., the merchants catch 
part of the bill and then return the 
next day to get the rest of it. 

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Darrow To Be Advisor Only in ITOA Code Fight 


Allied of N. J. Getting Data in Plan Against Dual Bills 

Canvassing Exhibitors to 

Line Up Support for 

Ban on Duals 

With object of devising a plan 
to eliminate double features in New 
Jersey, Allied Theaters of New Jer- 
sey is canvassing exhibitors in that 
state to line up support for the 
ban. The campaign so far has been 
confined to the northern part ol 
the state. 

The committee in charge of the 
plan met yesterday at the Allied 
headquarters in the Hotel Lincoln. 
Members are: Harry Kridel, Nathan 
Myers, Ben Berkowitz and Jack 
Pineles. i 

"Baby, Take a Bow" May Go Three Weeks at Roxy 

Indications point to Fox's "Baby Take A Bow" being held over for a third 
week at the Roxy. Last feature to run three weeks at the house was "Bad 
Girl", which played from Aug. 20 to Sept. 3, 1931. 



Expectation that the Paramount 
stockholders' committee will be able 
to cooperate successfully with the 
debenture holders and other Para- 
mount creditors in working out a 
successful plan of reorganizatior 
for the company was voiced yester- 
day by Albert Cook, of Cook, Na- 
than & Lehman, attorneys for the 
stockholders' committee. Cook said 
he had as yet seen no figures on 
which a reorganization plan might 

(Continued on Paae 4) 

BY I. T. 0. A, GROUP 

No wholesale closing of member 
houses in the New York territory 
is planned by the I. T. 0. A. in an 
effort to counteract the national 
boycott proposed by the League of 
Decency in its battle against so- 
called objectionable pictures, officials 
of the unit said yesterday. Inas- 
much as the campaign has not so 
far touched the New York zone, the 

(Continued on Page 4) 

Milwaukee — At least 20 local the- 1 
aters have broken away from the 
agreement to ban double features by 
Milwaukee exhibitors, according to 
a checkup by independent exchanges. 

Denver First-Run Setup 
In For Several Changes 

Denver — ■ The Orpheum, newest 
local theater and formerly an RKO 
house, has been ordered sold to the 
highest bidder by Aug. 20, provided 
the bid is over $400,000. An order 
to this effect was ordered when the 
District Court gave the United 
States National Bank a judgment 

(.Continued on Page 4) 

Deny Boom in Cleveland 

Cleveland — Some independent circuit 
operators are disputing statement made 
in a Cleveland Trust Co. advertisement, 
appearing in the "Cleveland Press," 
to the effect that 80 first run and 
neighborhood houses in Cuyahoga County 
grossed $3,523,026 during the first five 
months of 1934 as compared with $2.- 
147,876. They claim that their books 
show an increase only slightly higher 
than 7 per cent. 

Walter Wanger Limiting 
First Program to Four 

Production of not more than four 
features during the coming year is 
planned by Walter Wanger, he said 
yesterday in New York. Wanger 
leaves for the coast on Tuesday. 

RKO-Warner-F. N. Deal 
Is Ready to be Signed 

Deal under which RKO will get 
half of the Warner-First National 
product is now ready for signing. 
Loew will play the other half of the 
Warner lineup. During the current 
season Loew had the entire Warner- 
First National output. 

Will Hold Advisory Post Only, 
Darrow Says in I. T. O.A.Mixup 

Columbia Execs Off 

For Chicago Confab 

Columbia home office executives 
leave today for Chicago, where the 
three-day western sales session will 
be held starting Monday at the Me- 
dinah Club. In the contingent from 
New York are Jack Cohn, A. 
Schneider, Abe Montague, Joe Mc- 
conville, Rube Jackter, L. Astor, L. 
Weinberg, M. Grad, J. MacFarland, 
A. Seligman, W. Jaffe, M. Hancock 
and W. Brennan. Nate Spingold 
and H. Brunet have already left for 

Clarifying his position in the I. 
T. O. A. campaign to bring about 
revisions of the motion picture code, 
Clarence Darrow, former head of 
the National Recovery Review 
Board, through a spokesman yester- 
day indicated that while he will not 
have "active participation" in the 
move, he will be available in an ad- 
visory capacity. The exhibitor as- 
sociation on the previous day an- 
nounced that the famous criminal 
attorney would lead its fight for 
modifications of the code. 

At Darrow's suite in the Murray 

(Continued on Pane 2) 

New Proposal for Circuit 

Will Be Submitted 

on Tuesday 

A new offer for the Fox Metro- 
politan Playhouses will be made 
Tuesday by the Loew-Warner com- 
bination, it was announced yester- 
day to Federal Judge Mack by Leo- 
pold Friedman, counsel for Loew. 
Some conditions in the original of- 
fer of $4,000,000 that have met with 
objections by the bondholders' com- 
mittee will be eliminated, Friedman 
stated. It is also predicted that 
there may be some change in the 
amount offered for the 87 theaters. 

Attorneys for Loew-Warner are 
insistent on having individual op- 

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Washington Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Washington — Under a decision by 
the National Labor Board in the 
Consolidated Film Industries case, 
it is ruled that the company shall 
establish a preferential reinstate- 
ment list for striking employes and 
that both the company and its em- 
ployes shall submit to an impartial 
arbitrator all differences found im- 

(Continued on Pane 2) 

Chicago Church Campaign 
Being Launched Tomorrow 

Chicago — Local campaign of 256 
Catholic Churches against films 
deemed indecent will finally start 
tomorrow. It will be under leader- 
ship of Cardinal Mundelein. 

Grad Sears Joins Colonels 

Warner-First National's home office 
now boasts another Kentucky colonel. 
When Grad Sears returned to New York 
yesterday from the Coast he found 
a commission waiting for him from Gov. 
Ruby Lafoon. 




Saturday, July 7, 1934 

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Darrow's ITOA Tieup 
To be as Advisor Only 

(Continued from Page 1) 

Hill hotel yesterday it was stated 
he had gone to the home of Arthur 
Garfield Hays at Sands Pt., Long 
Island, for the week-end, with plans 
for returning to New York on Mon- 
day. At the Hays residence it was 
stated that Darrow was at the Mur- 
ray Hill Hotel. 

President Harry Brandt of the 
I. T. O. A. declined to comment on 
the confused situation, but stated 
that an announcement would be 
made this morning through Milton 
C. Weisman, attorney for the or- 

Lowell Mason, who stated on 
Thursday that he was allied with 
the move, went to Washington yes- 
terday with the intention of return- 
ing to New York Monday. 

One Code Case Appeal 

Heard by Committee 

A Code Authority apjpeals com- 
mittee comprising George J. Schae- 
fer as chairman, Harry Buxbaum 
and Joseph M. Seider yesterday 
heard one appeal, decision on which 
will be later made by the parent 
body. The case was that of the 
Sussex Amusement Co. of Sussex, 
N. J., against the Strand and Ritz 
of Port Jervis, N. Y., instituted be- 
fore the New York clearance and 
zoning board. The local board had 
sustained the present clearance 
schedule which gives the Port Jer- 
vis 30 days' clearance over the Sus- 
sex house. 

Three cases scheduled for hearing 
were put off for two weeks. They 
are all grievance board complaints, 
as follows: Heights Theaters Inc. 
and Lena Theaters, Inc., Gem, Ma- 
jestic, all of New York City, against 
the Trio Amusement Co.'s Lane, 
New York, charging overbuying; 
Philip Sliman of Evang-eline at New 
Iberia, la. against Palace, New 
Iberia, charging overbuying; Strand, 
Knoxville, Tenn. against Bijou, 
Knoxville, charging premature ad- 

J. Robert Rubin will be chairman 
at the next committee meeting Mon- 

M-G-M Signs Jim Barton 

Jim Barton, currently featured in 
"Tobacco Road," has been signed to 
a two-picture contract by M-G-M. 
He will leave for the coast when the 
play ends its run. Sam Lyons of 
A. & S. Lyons handled the deal. 
Lyons also placed Phil Baker in Uni- 
versal's "Gift of Gab." 

New Offer is Being Made 
For Fox Met. Theaters 

{Continued from Page 1) 

eration costs of all the houses, and 
it is understood that the matter of 
theater costs "breakdowns" will be 
covered in the new offer. Otto Koe- 
gel, attorney for the present op- 
erators, objected to further delay on 
the grounds that it would jeopardize 
next season's bookings. Adjourn- 
ment was taken to Thursday at 2:30 
o'clock, when the new bid will be 
presented to the court. 

Labor Board Rules 

In Consol. Film Case 

(Continued from Page 1) 

possible to agree upon during con- 
tinuing negotiations. Dispute over 
wage scale was one of the reasons 
for the strike, which occurred in 

Formal Order Is Signed 
In St. Louis Theater Sale 

St. Louis — Formal court order ap- 
proving the foreclosure sale of the 
Ambassador, Grand Central and 
Missouri theaters to the bondhold- 
erss protective group and also ap- 
proving the latter's reorganization 
plan has been signed by Federal 
Judge Davis. All objectors, led by 
Warners, were swept aside. The 
new owners intend to put their plan 
into operation as soon as possible. 
Fanchon & Marco will operate the 
houses, with Harry Arthur supervis- 

Rathner Handling 4-Reeler on Mex. 

"Death Day," a four-reeler as- 
sembled from the huge footage shot 
by Sergei Eisenstein in making 
"Thunder Over Mexico," will be re- 
leased shortly by Harry Rathner, 
who is also handling national dis- 
tribution of "Thunder Over Mexico," 
for Upton Sinclair. Rathner re- 
turned yesterday from a month's 
trip through the middle west, where 
he closed all territories except 
Omaha and Kansas City for the 
Principal serial, "Chandu." 

Lionel Barrymore in "Copperfield" 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM IKI/LY 

Hollywood — Lionel Barrymore and 
Jean Cadell have been assigned by 
M-G-M to "David Copperfield." 

"Call it Luck" for Mayfair 

Fox's "Call It Luck", with "Pat" 
Patterson and Herbert Mundin, 
opens Monday at the Mayfair. 

Vote Wednesday in Union Fight 

Membership of Local 306 at a Agency Lease, Radio City Office 

meeting Wednesday will vote on the M. Gale, Inc., and Max Richard 
auestion of recalling President theatrical and radio booking agents 
Harry Sherman and other officers have leased offices in the RKO 
of the union. , Building, Radio City. 

Coming and Going 

WALTER WANGER leaves New York Tues- 
day for the Coast. 

LEON LEONIDOFF, Radio City Music Hall 
stage show producer, returned yesterday from 
Europe, where he spent two months getting 
new ideas. 

DIANA WYNYARD sails on the Europa to- 
night for abroad. 

FAY WRAY leaves by plane today for the 

BEN BERNIE will be in Boston on Monday. 

LEAH SALISBURY, playbroker and artists' 
representative, left New York yesterday for 
the coast by plane. 

RALPH BELLAMY and Mrs Bellamy leave on 
the Century today for Hollywood. 

CLAIRE JULIANNE, Mascot costume design- 
er, returns to the coast today by plane. 

ISABEL JEWELL is en route from the M-G-M 

studios to New York. She will make a 

brief stopover in Chicago, and is due here 
next Tuesday. 

Sailing from New York today for Europe on 
the lie de France will be Mr. and MRS. RUFUS 
film journalist; JOSEPH C. BERNARD, French 
producer; BERNARD NATAN of Pathe-Natan; 
DANIELE PAROLA, French cinema actress, and 
ish film men. 

FRANK BRUNER, who has been doing pub- 
licity for the Rivoli, is back in town after 
visiting the World's Fair. 

SAM WIESENTHAL, having completed his 
work for Universal in London, returns to New 
York today. He is no longer with the com- 

GRADWELL L SEARS returned to New York 
yesterday from the Coast. 

HARRY M. WARNER returns to New York 
from the Coast the middle of this month. 

JOE PENNER, who is aboard the President 
Taft, arrives at the Coast July 20 from 
New York to join Paramount. 

PHIL BAKER left yesterday for Hollywood. 

RADIE HARRIS leaves for the coast this 

Dave Diamond Dickering With Col. ± 

Dave Diamond, who recently re- 
turned to New York from Europe, 
is negotiating a new deal with Co- 
lumbia. Before going abroad he was 
assistant to Jack Cohn, vice-presi- 
dent of the company. 

Paramount Signs Montagu Love 

Montagu Love has been signed by 
Paramount for "Limehouse Nights," 
going in work late this month. Deal 
was set through Leah Salisbury. 

Max Heine Incorporates 

New Orleans — Incorporation of 
the Avenue Theater with Max Heine 
as head indicates that Heine, a for? 
mer film salesman who went into 
exhibiting, has abandoned plans to 
quit and will remain as operator of 

Paramount Session Ends 

Paramount's two-day regional sales 
meeting ended yesterday at the Wal- 
dorf-Astoria with J. J. Unger, division 
sal;s manager, presiding. M. S. Kusell 
and William Erbb, district managers 
assisted him. 

Saturday, July 7, 1934 




A Little 

from "Lots" 



"QAVE GOULD will create the 
"Gaucho," a new dance num- 
for "The Gaucho," which will be 
made by RKO-Radio, with Lou 
Brock as the producer. 
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Our Passing Show: Jesse L. 
Lasky, Jr., Neil Hamilton, Samuel 
Hoffenstein, Tom Keene, Henry 
Myers, Theda Bara, Kubec Glasmon, 
Lyle Talbot, Loretta Young, Charles 
Brabin, Felix Young, Al Kingston, 
at the opening of "The Green Bay 

T T T 

Ann Dvorak will have one of the 
two leading roles opposite Pat 
O'Brien in "I'll Sell Anything." Ac- 
cording to the First National studio 
casting department, either Bette 
Davis or Claire Dodd will have the 
other leading role. 

▼ T T 

More Passing Show: Henry Hen- 
igson, Charles Vidor, Sid Grauman, 
Richard Wallace, Isadore Bernstein, 
Jess Smith, Eugene Solow, Edward 
Chodorov, Sol Lesser, Franchot 
Tone, Ken Goldsmith at the preview 
of "Our Daily Bread." 

William Haines will appear in 
Mascot's feature "Young and Beau- 

T T ▼ 

Jack Fier, formerly with National 
Screen and Consolidated Film, has 
been appointed assistant to Nat 
Levine, Mascot president. He suc- 
ceeds Maurice Conn, resigned. 
Charles Richards, formerly casting 
director for Charles R. Rogers, also 
has joined the Mascot staff. 
t t ▼ 

Fox has signed Frances Carlon, of 
the New York stage, and John Qua- 
len to term contracts. Qualen will 
appear in "Servants' Entrance." 

▼ T ▼ 

An indication that more outdoor 
adventure pictures may be forthcom- 
ing from the film studios of Holly- 
wood is seen with the dispatch of 
Paramount cameramen to make 
photographs of likely locations 
throughout the deserts and moun- 
tains of the South West. 

T T T 

Eight players have been added 
to the cast of the picture tentative- 
ly called "Wanted," which Sol M. 
Wurtzel has just put into production 
at Fox. They are Peggy Stratford, 
Iris Yamaoka, Douglas Giraud, 
Harry Semels, Liela Karnelly, Frank 
Fox, Ella Serrurier and Betty Scho- 

▼ T T 

First National will team Frank 
McHugh with Joe E. Brown in "Six 
Day Bike Rider." Another cyclist 
will be Gordon Westcott. Arthur 
Aylesworth has also been assigned 
a principal role. Lloyd Bacon will 
direct "Six Day Bike Rider." 

• • • A UNIQUE celebration will be held by the town- 
ship of West Milford, N. J. in honor of its 100 years of 

corporate existence with a special program lasting from 

August 5 to 12 this is of special interest to the motion pic- 
ture industry for this famous "land of lakes" in Passaic 

County provided the background for many of the early outdoor 

thrillers and even "westerns" were made here in the 

days when Fort Lee was Hollywood Lionel Barrymore 

made some of his early films in the township and many 

scenes of Pearl White's "Perils of Pauline" were laid in the 
mountains and along the tracks of the New York. Sus- 
quehanna & Western Railroad near the hamlet of Newfound- 
land where the hero snatched her from the grinding wheels 

of the locomotive ah, those were the happy days 

• • • A GALA honeymoon farewell party tendered 

Richard Dix and his bride, Virginia Webster aboard the 

S. S. Santa Lucia with the newspaper and trade represen- 
tatives there to wish the couple luck David B. Hampton, 

literary agent, has established temporary offices in the Kenwood 
Apartments, Hollywood he will return to New York in Oc- 
tober Mae Busch has written a book which the firm of 

Hampton-Porter will handle Luther Reed is writing a biog 

of Joseph Urban and Doug Farbanks is preparing his 

autobiog all of which activities will be handled by this 


• • • GREETINGS TO the officers and men of the U. S. 

battle fleet at Norfolk, Va. will be extended tomorrow 

night over WABC by James Cagney and Pat O'Brien from 

Hollywood in connection with the opening of their pix, 

"Here Comes the Navy" at the Strand at an early date 

- Shirley Temple in "Baby Take A Bow' continues to goal 

'em at the Roxy into its second week and piling 'em in. . . . 

Short Shots from Eastern Studios 


A LTHOUGH Fay Wray and Ralph 
Bellamy finished work in "Wo- 
man in the Dark" in time to leave 
today for the coast, production on 
the Dashiell Hammett novel being 
filmed by Select Productions, headed 
by William Saal and Burt Kelly, will 
continue well into next week. Bel- 
lamy is to fill a radio engagement 
in Los Angeles on July 11, after 
which he returns to New York. 

Marian Martin, showgirl now 
featured at the Hollywood restau- 
rant, was signed by Educational for 
an important role in the new com- 
edy, tentatively titled, "Sailors 
Ashore", which features Tom Pat- 
ricola and Buster West. Sandra 
Ward, West's leading lady in vau- 
deville, is also essaying an impor- 
tant role in this comedy, which is 
now in work at the Eastern Service 
Hudio in Astoria under the direc- 
tion of Al Christie. 

Shots of Manhattan skyscrapers 
for a sequence in "Crime Without 
Passion", the Ben Hecht-Charles 
Mac-Arthur Paramount film, have 
been completed under the direction 
of Slavko Vorkapich. 

The two-reel musical short as yet 
untitled featuring Morton Downey, 
supported by Niela Goodelle, The 
Tune Twisters of radio, Charlie 
Lawrence, Eddie Stanley, Maude 
Lambert and the Vitaphone chorus, 
is now in production at the Brook- 
lyn Vitaphone studio. 

Flushing, Long Island, probably 
thought the fleet was back on Tues- 
day last when almost a hundred uni- 
forms were donned by as many boys 
for the outdoor scenes of the new 
Educational-Coronet Comedy, "Sail- 
ors Ashore." The short is being 
directed by Al Christie. 

NEWS of the DAY 

Sylacauga, Ala. — Martin Theaters 
of Columbus, Ga., have opened the 
new Ritz here. T. A. McDougald 
of Fort Valley will be the manager. 
House seats 850. 

Petoskey, Mich. — Charles Levin- 
son, owner of the Hollywood thea- 
ter, is seriously ill following a 

Omaha— The Bert Smith Varieties 
have closed at the World theater 
and the house resumed a double pic- 
ture policy. 

Shenandoah, la. — The Earl E. 
May company has leased out the 
Mayfair to Charles Stuart, effective 
July 17. 

Denver — David W. Oyler, motion 
picture operator, is a candidate for 
the Democratic nomination for at- 
torney-general. He studied law in 
his spare time and has been prac- 
ticing for ten years. 

Lisbon, O. — M. J. Glick has sold 
the Grand to George Manos of To- 
ronto, 0., who operates two theaters 
in that town. 

Akron, O. — Miles-Royal, South 
Akron de luxer, after two weeks 
of musical comedy stock and second- 
run films, is again dark. G. B. Od- 
ium, manager, has gone to Canton 
to affiliate with another theater. 

Boston — Horace McNab has left 
the publicity offices of RKO in New 
England to handle independent ex- 

Boston — Russell Burke, formerly 
with theaters in Lowell and New 
York and the Metropolitan here, has 
been appointed assistant manager 
of the Tremont by Fred A. Lieber- 
man, independent circuit owner who 
is personally managing the house. 

Springfield, Mass. — Joseph Kaiser 
formerly in the Loew accounting 
department, has been named assis- 
tant manager of the Fox-Poli thea- 
ter, replacing A. M. Deering. 

Morganza, La. — Caused by a 
short circuit in the electric system, 
fire destroyed the $12,000 Columbia 
Theater this week. 

P^c'-ti — Sam Richmond, formerly 
booker at the Hub Film Exchange, 
is now assistant manager at the 

Frederickstown, Pa. — The Grand 

has been leased by Alex Bellette and 
will be reopened about Aug. 1 under 
the name of the New Grand. The 
house was operated for a number 
of years by F. J. Zwick. 




Saturday, July 7, 1934 


« « « « 

Myrna Loy and George Brent in 


with Lionel Atwill and C. Henry Gordon 
M-G-M 88 mins. 


Set in glamorous backgrounds, with 
Myrna turning in a swell performance as 
a German spy who is sent to the Darda- 
nelles on a counter-espionage mission in 
which she is hampered by a love affair 
with a persistent American medical student, 
George Brent, this is a good combination 
of military intrigue, romance, suspense and 
general production merits. Suspecting C. 
Henry Gordon, who has charge of the Ger- 
man operations in Constantinople, of sell- 
ing secrets to the British, the German 
office sends Myrna to get the goods on 
him. Brent, with whom she has just 
fallen in love, follows her against her 
wishes, and she finally disguises him as her 
secretary and servant. After cleverly suc- 
ceeding in her assignment, and believing 
Brent killed by a firing squad on a frameup 
which she arranged with the intention of 
assuring his safety, Myrna gives up spying 
and enters a monastery, where Brent even- 
tually comes back to claim her. 

Cast: Myrna Loy, George Brent, Lionel 
Atwill, C. Henry Gordon, Rudolph Amendt, 
Mischa Auer. 

Director, Sam Wood; Author, Leo Birin- 
ski; Screen Play, Herman J. Mankiewicz; 
Cameraman, James Wong Howe; Editor, 
Hugh Wynn. 

Direction, Class Photography, A-l. 


Hotel in Hollywood 

$2.50 up, Single 
$3.00 up, Double 

Special weekly and monthly rates 

The Plaza is near every- 
thing to see and do in 
Hollywood. Ideal for bus- 
iness or pleasure. 

Every room has private 
dressing room, bath and 
shower. Beds "built for 
rest." Every modern con- 
venience. Fine foods at 
reasonable prices. Conven- 
ient parking for your car. 

Chas. Danziger, Mgr. 
Eugene Stern, Pres. 

The "Doorway of Hospitality" 

Vine at Hollywood Blvd. 




with Jack Oakie, Ben Bernie, Arline Judge 

Paramount 64 mins. 


While Jack Oakie is featured as the 
main attraction, he will be given a run 
for the honors by Ben Bernie and his or- 
chestra, who put over some very catchy 
musical numbers and are bound to attract 
patronage because of the weekly broad- 
casts. Plenty of pop elements have been 
crowded into the plot, which is of the 
light and frothy musical comedy variety. 
Jack Oakie starts off as a show impresario, 
but his Nicky Nelson Enterprises goes on 
the rocks, and Bernie takes his orchestra 
and the "blues" singer with whom Oakie 
is in love and starts out for himself. Ber- 
nie and the band grow in popularity till 
finally he opens his own magnificent night 
club. Oakie lands up as a barker for a 
cheap show in New York. But the girl 
loves him, and finally things work out so 
that Bernie makes him master of cere- 
monies, and his sweetie decides to ditch 
the rich suitor and pal around with Jack 
again. It's all slightly shopworn, of course, 
but sprightly production and acting make 
it seem pleasant fare. 

Cast: Jack Oakie, Ben Bernie, Dorothy 
Dell, Arline Judge, Alison Skipworth, Ros- 
coe Karns, William Frawley, Paul Cava- 
nagh, Lew Cody, Monte Vandergrift, Jill 
Dennett, Lee Kohlmer, Tony Merlo, Ben 
Taggart, Charles McAvoy, Frank Prince. 

Director, Wesley Ruggles; Authors, Ben 
Hecht, Gene Fowler; Screen Play, Howard 
J. Green; Cameraman, Leo Tover. 

Direction, Good Photography, Good. 


with Robert Armstrong, Ann Sothern, Minna 

Columbia 69 mins. 


Despite its many incredible situations 
this film has sufficient entertainment value 
to satisfy most audiences. The story con- 
cerns Armstrong who as a hard-boiled re- 
porter meets Ann Sothern, a spoiled society 
girl who is notorious for her quick tem- 
per and pugnacious flurries. At their first 
meeting Ann beats up the reporter, but he 
later bests her in a showdown with her 
father. She decides to embarrass the lad 
and plans a practical joke for revenge. 
As part of the joke, she masquerades as 
an innocent Southern girl and manages to 
make Bob fall in love with her. Mean- 
while Bob is put on the spot by some 
racketeers whom he has been exposing in 
his paper. Toward the finish considerable 
suspense is worked up. Miss Sothern han- 
dles her dual role in fine fashion and Arm- 
strong gives plenty of pep to the reporter 
part. Many spots are unbelievable but the 
action is fast and the dialogue snappy. 

Cast: Robert Armstrong, Ann Sothern, 
Benny Baker, Minna Gombell, Purnell Pratt, 
Charles Wilscn, J. Carrol Naish, Irving Ba- 
con, Henry Kolker, Guy Usher, Joseph Cre- 
han, Huey White, Nick Copeland, Rich- 
ard Heming, A. R. Haysel. 

Director, Albert Rogell; Author, Adele 
Buffington; Screen Play, Fred Niblo, Jr.; 
Editor, John Rawlins; Cameraman, Ben|a- 
min Kline; Recording Engineer, Lodge Cun- 

Direction, Okay Photography, Excel lent 


Buck Jones in 

"The Red Rider" 


with Grant Withers, Marion Shilling 
and Walter Miller 


63 mins. 

Plenty of action, excitement and 
story interest in the first three epi- 
sodes of this new serial which has 
also that ace western actor, Buck 
Jones and a good cast. Story un- 
folds with Buck Jones, the sheriff, 
facing the distasteful task of hang- 
ing his pal and roommate, Grant 
Withers, whom he is convinced is 
innocent of a murder. The mur- 
dered man was the father of Grant's 
sweetheart and the sole clues are the 
butt of a marijuana cigarette and 
a bit of torn letter addressed to 
Gomez Springs, Mexico, and the last 
initial "N" of the person to whom 
it was addressed. Instructing 
Withers to proceed to find the mur- 
derer, Jones permits him to escape 
and then risks his own life to make 
the getaway certain when the pur- 
suit gets hot. First episode ends 
there and finds Jones, too, proceed- 
ing to Mexico. Jones runs into con- 
siderable trouble and gets a job with 
a rancher, who gets embroiled with 
the murderer and Joe Portos, a bad 
hombre who tries to bump off Jones. 
The rancher has a daughter and vis- 
iting her is Withers' sweetheart. 
Withers is in the neighborhood also. 
The third episode ends on a gem 
smuggling plot that has Jones and 
the rancher pitted against the mur- 
derer and Portos. 

Closings Not Planned 

By I. T. O. A. Group 

{Continued from Page 1) 

association will remain passive pend- 
ing developments, with the excep- 
tion of its own arrangement under 
which a committee headed by Bern- 
ard Barr will examine all releases 
and recommend as to their charac- 
ter, as exclusively reported in The 
Film Daily yesterday. 

In addition to Barr, the commit- 
tee comprises: Walter Reade, Burt 
Kelly, Leo Brecher and Harry 

Paramount Stockholders 
Cooperating on Plan 

(Continued from Page 1 ) 

be based. He said Coverdale & Col- 
pitts, one of the leading industrial 
readjustment firms in the country 
had been engaged by the stockhold- 
ers' committee to watch over its in- 
terests and to lend a hand in work- 
ing out a reorganization. The 
stockholders' committee has no in- 
tention of bringing forward any re- 
organization plan of its own, Cook 

Schine Books Serial 

Albany — Bernie Mills, manager ot 
Standard Film Exchanges, has 
closed a deal with the Schine cir- 
cuit for showing of "Lost Jungle," 
Mascot serial, in 28 houses. 

Walter Fleck in New Post 

Boston — Walter Fleck, formerly 
publicist with Paramount Publix in 
Nebraska, is now handling exploita- 
tion for the Normandie ballroom in 
the B. F. Keith theater. Fleck is 
working under Harry Macdonald, at 
one time RKO district manager. 

Warners Sign Doris Atkinson 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — Doris Atkinson, brun- 
ette member of the graduating class 
of the Beverly Hills high school, has 
been signed by Warner Bros., and 
is making her screen debut in "A 
Lady Surrenders." She played the 
leading role in the Senior class play. 
"Three Cornered Moon," which was 
seen by Jack L. Warner, who was so 
impressed with her screen poten- 
tialities that he arranged for a 
screen test, which led to her con- 

Denver First-Run Setup 
In for Several Changes 

(Continued from Pane 1) 

for $544,445, covering a mortgage 
due in 1936 and interest defaulted 
last year. Harry Huffman has had 
the theater under lease for a year. 
It is expected RKO will attempt to 
again gain control of the theater. 
It is thought Publix may bid for it, 
although most theater men here ex- 
pect Publix soon to take back the 
Denver and Paramount, which Huff- 
man also has been operating in 
partnership with the owners. 

Fairbanks Plans Far East Trip 

London — Doug Fairbanks is plan- 
ning a trip to India and China fol- 
lowing his return to the United 
States for the premiere of "Don 
Juan" and may make a picture of 
his travels. 

Seek Drama Aid for Soviet Films 

Moscow — The dramatic authori- 
ties have been invited to participate 
in the making of motion pictures in 
an effort to improve the product. 

Arthur Schlaifer Funeral 

Omaha — Final rites were held 
here for Arthur D. Schlaifer, 21 
brother of Charles Schlaifer, adver- 
tising and publicity director for the 
A. H. Blank houses in Omaha. He 
had been ill for two weeks. 

Intimate in Character 
International in Scope 
Independent in Thought 

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Two More Code Suits Being Filed by I. T. O. A. 


NRA Will Pay for Defense of Code Officials in Suits 


Screen Uassics 

... a permanent repertory 

ALTHOUGH the motion picture is still 
pretty much of an infant alongside 
the various arts, its amazing precocity has 
fructuated into so much that is of lasting 
artistic merit, aside from entertainment 
value, that the time has come to give a 
thought to a permanent repertory of screen 

The stage and literature have theirs, and 
the screen has the resources to match any 
of them. 

It also has enough precedent, despite its 
youth, to serve as a foundation. 

T » ▼ 

THE idea is not to re-release these out- 
standing pictures periodically, but to 
remake them every five or ten years with 
casts composed of the reigning favorites of 
the day and with the added advantages 
of whatever new improvements in tech- 
nique may be developed in the interim. 

Out of some 10,000 features produced 
in the last 17 years, at least 1,000 had 
story value of a more or less perennial 

If re-made only once every ten years, 
it would still provide 100 practically sure- 
fire stories each season — and they could 
be made at a considerable saving in cost. 

What's more, the ratio of worth- 
while productions is increasing right along. 

AMONG today's generation of movie- 
goers are many who never saw "Pris- 
oner of Zenda," "Tol'able David," "Thief 
of Bagdad," "When Knighthood Was in 
Flower," "La Boheme," "Seventh Heaven," 
"Madame X," "Beau Brummel," "Monsieur 
Beaucaire," "The Big Parade," "Beau Geste," 
"Green Goddess," "In Old Arizona," "Show 
Boat" and other similar caliber hits that 
are as good stories in one generation as in 

All they need to make them draw the 
fans, both new and old, is the timely addi- 
tion of players who have current marquee 

The result — box-office names in stories 
of proven value — seems to be about as 
near as any producer can ever hope to get 
in making pictures with pre-assured profit. 

General Johnson Approves 

Appropriations Up 

to $5,000 

The NRA Administration will pay 
for defense of Code Authority and 
local board members, in addition to 
the executive secretary, in suits in- 
stituted against them. National Ad- 
ministrator Hugh S. Johnson has 
approved an Authority application 
whereby its legal committee may 
from time to time expend not more 
than $5,000 for counsel in such in- 
stances. T17e appropriation comes 
from within the regular code budget 
and the Administrator may modify 
the order if he deems such action 

Johnson has also officially approved 
reopening of the period of filing 
assents to Aug. 15, next under con- 
ditions previously specified. 


A new plan of self-rule for indus- 
tries, drafted under the leadership 
of General Hugh S. Johnson, to re- 

(Continued on Page 4) 

12 of New Warner Group 
Classed as Action Films 

No less than 12 features on the 
Warner-First National new season 
program will be action pictures. The 

(Continued on Page 4) 

New Television Problem 

Chicago — Whether the operation of 
television conies under the jurisdiction 
of the motion picture operators' union 
or the electricians' union caused a clash 
between these two groups resulting in 
a police guard being assigned to the 
television exhibit in the electrical build- 
ing at A Century of Progress. 


Chicago — Columbia's three-day 
western sales convention gets under 
way this morning at the Medinah 
Club with more than 100 executives 
and members of the sales force pre- 
sent. As in the case of the first 
meet'ng in Atlantic City, the first 
session will be devoted to the subject 

(Continued on Page 5) 

Academy to Resume 

Technical Program 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 
Hollywood — Executive Committee 
of the Technicians' Branch will meet 
this noon for luncheon in the Acad- 
emy offices, to pass upon plans for 
the resumption of the technical 
meeting program of the Branch 
which was suspended some months 

"We feel that the economic tur- 
moil and general upset condition 
through which Hollywood has passed 

(Continued on Page 4) 

Rosenblatt's Removal Asked 
In New ITOA Code Action 

$15,000 Spent by ITOA 
In Its Fight Against Code 

The I. T. O. A. has spent $15,000 
in its battle against code provisions 
it considers unfair, Attorney Milton 
C. Weisman, the association's gen- 
eral counsel, said Saturday in New 

Two additional suits against the 
Code Authority, one seeking to re- 
strain operation of the present code 
on the grounds of fraud and coercion 
preliminary to revising the docu- 
ment and the other asking the re- 
moval of Division Administrator Sol 
A. Rosenblatt for alleged bias, will 

(Continued on Page 4) 

New Plan for Censorship 

from Within Expected 

to Pacify Crusaders 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 
Hollywood — Starting July 15 the 
producers' association will submit 
all pictures to Joseph I. Breen for 
approval before release. Upon be- 
ing passed, the films will be given a 
credit line indicating that they con- 
form to all requirements of the pro- 
duction code. In the event a pic- 
ture is not approved by Breen or 
his associates, it may be submitted 
to the producer association's board 
of directors, including the president 
of the film company, and this board 
alone will have the power of veto. 
Should Breen's verdict be sustained 

(Continued on Page 4) 

ITS 1933-34 PROGRAM 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 
Hollywood — Two RKO pictures 
were completed yesterday, winding 
up the company's 1933-34 produc- 
tion schedule. They are "A Hat, A 
Coat and A Glove" and "Down to 
Their Last Yacht." First film in the 
1934-35 group, "The Age of Inno- 
cence," is in work and will be com- 
pleted this week. "The Fountain" 

(Continued on Page 4) 

Rapf & Ruden Acquire 
Fourth House in N. J. 

With acquisition of the Royal 
theater, Bloomfield, N. J., from 
Warners, Rapf & Ruden now have 
four houses in New Jersey. The 
others are the Bellevue, Upper 
Montclair; Broadmoor, Bloomfield, 
and Park, Caldwell. 

Expand Teddington Studio 

London — Work has started on a big 
exansion program at the Teddington 
studio, recently bought outright by 
Warner Bros. Several new buildings and 
another stage are included in the plans. 




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East. Kodak 98 1/ 2 98'/ 2 98i/ 2 

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S. L. Rothafel ("Roxy") Claude C. Ezell 
Frank Namczy 

• The Broadway Parade • 

Picture Distributor Theater 

Midnight Alibi First National Strand 

Hell Cat Columbia Palace 

Strictly Dynamite RKO Radio Rialto 

Shoot the Works Paramount.- Paramount 

The Thin Man (2nd week) M-G-M Capitol 

Of Human Bondage (2nd weekJ RKO Radio.. . . Music Hall 

Baby, Take a Bow (2nd week) Fox Roxy 

Call It Luck Fox Mayfair 


The World Moves On (2nd week) Fox Criterion 


Man With Two Faces (July 11) Warner Bros Strand 

Stamboul Quest (July 13) M-G-M Capitol 

Old Fashioned Way (July 13) Paramount Paramount 

I Give My Love (July 13) Universal Roxy 

House of Rothschild (July 18)** United Artists Rivoli 

Return of the Terrorf First National Rialto 

Madame DuBarry§ Warner Bros Hollywood 

Follows Astor two-a-day run. t Follows Strictly Dynamite. 

§ Middle of July 

25 Pre-Release Dates 
Are Set on "Drummond" 

More than 25 pre-release show- 
'ngs have been arranged by United 
Artists on "Bulldog Drummond Re- 
turns," which goes into general re- 
lease July 20. Loew dates are gen- 
erally set for July 13 in the follow- 
ng situations: Memphis, Washing- 
ton, Reading, Providence, Boston, 
Dayton, Columbus, Kansas City, St. 
Louis, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Nash- 
ville, Norfolk, Houston, Louisville, 
Richmond, Harrisburgh, Syracuse, 
Rochester, Toledo, Canton, Toronto 
and London, Ont. Other dates for 
Loew are as follows: New Orleans, 
July 14; Evansville, July 15. RKO 
nlays the picture in Cincinnati, July 

Harry Pollard Dead 

West Coast Bin can of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — Harry Pollard, 55 
veteran director and actor, died Fri- 
day night in Pasadena after a brief 
illness. He is survived by his wife, 
the former silent film star, Mar- 
garita Fischer. 

Alec B. Francis, one of the best 
known character actors, also died 
Friday in the Hollywood Hospital 
at the age of 63. He had been ill 
only three days. 

Krakeur Joins Leo Morrison 

Under reorganization of his book- 
ing office, Leo Morrison has named 
Richard W. Krakeur, formerly with 
Columbia, Sam Harris and Edgar 
Selwyn, to handle stage and screen 
material, with headquarters in his 
New York branch. I. R. Samuels 
has become associated with the firm 
to handle vaudeville and radio book- 
ings. Hank Hartman, who has ar- 
rived in New York from Los Ang- 
eles, sails for Paris soon to join 
Buster Keaton, who is making a 
picture there for Les Film Margot, 
starting Aug. 3. 

May Lose Film Service 
For Ignoring Decision 

St. Louis — Gaylord W. Jones, 
operator of Rdalto, Granite City, 
111., has been cited to appear before 
the St. Louis grievance board today 
to show cause why his film service 
from various distributors should 
not be discontinued because of his 
alleged failure to comply with a 
recent order of the board to eliminate 
distribution of merchandise and 
other prizes to persons attending the 
theater on certain nights. The board 
recently held the plan of distribu- 
tion was in the nature of a lottery 
and in violation of code regulation. 

Roxy Sets Advance Bookings 

Following "Baby, Take a Bow", 
which is now in its second week, 
bookings of the Roxy will include 
Universale "I Give My Love", with 
Wynne Gibson and Paul Lukas; 
three Fox pictures, "She Learned 
About Sailors", with Alice Faye and 
Lew Ayres; "Charlie Chan's Cour- 
age", with Warner Oland, and Will 
Rogers in "Handy Andy", with 
Peggy Wood, and Universale "Em- 
barrassing Moments", with Chester 
Morris and Marian Nixon. 

"Girl in the Case" Approved 

London — After being rejected by 
the British censors, "Girl in the 
Case" has just been approved. 

Coming and Going 

signed to do a picture for Columbia, and ELI- 
NOR HOLM left New York on Saturday by plane 
for the coast. 

FANNIE BRICE left New York on Saturday 
to consult with Universal studio executives con- 
cerning the Ziegfeld story. 

MAX BAER leaves Chicago soon to make per- 
sonal appearances in the middle west under 
deals arranged by Leo Morrison. He will later 
go to the coast to make a picture for Para- 

HARRY ROSENFELD of Toronto, Columbia 
franchise holder in Canada, is in town. 

CHARLES DAVID, Pathe-Natan studio man- 
ager, arrives tomorrow from Hollywood 

ANITA LOOS plans a trip to New York shortly 
from the coast. 

ISABEL JEWELL, M-G-M player, arrives in 
New York tomorrow. 

HELEN -MORGAN, at present in Hollywood, 
returns east as soon as she finishes work in her 
Paramount picture. 

HELEN HAYES, now on vacation at her home 
in Nyack, N. Y., leaves in the near future for 
the M-G-M studios. 

LOUELLA PARSONS arrives back in Holly- 
wood this week. 

DOROTHY HECHTLINGER, secretary to Darryl 
Zanuck, left for the coast last night, after a 
brief vacation here. 

Stunt Put Over in Cleveland 

Cleveland — Milt Harris, publicity 
director of Addie Addison's Loew 
Cleveland Division, "did it where if 
can't be done," when he placarded 
the city light poles along Euclid 
Ave. during the recent stage appear- 
ance of Phil Spitalny and his girl 
band. Permission was secured from 
the Mayor's office to place 150 
shields reading "Welcome Home, 
Phil Spitalny", turning the main 
street into a lane of welcome for 
the State Theater stage show with 
a parade of open cars to City Hall 
where the key of the city and glori- 
ous welcome by the Mayor anri City 
officials proved a civic event as well 
as home-coming reception for that 
popular band leader. 

Robinson Film at Two Strands 

Edward G. Robinson's new Warner 
picture, "Man With Two Faces", 
will open simultaneously at the New 
York and Brooklyn Strand theaters 
on Wednesday evening. The Brook- 
lyn house currently has a double 


Announces the production of an original and 
psychic drama, entitled 


Written by Tom Terriss 

One of the few remaining survivors of those who were present at 
the opening of the famous tomb. 


Monday, July 9, 1934 




Authenticity Plays 
Part in Box-office Hits 

A/f ANY of the outstanding hits 
of the past season were 
pictures in which authenticity 
brought about after exhaustive 
research played an important 
part. Intensive research wei'e 
aids in making hits like "Cim- 
arron" and "Little Women" 
vivid and true to life and to 
their respective periods in his- 
tory. Contrary to the popular 
idea, a research department 
often does as thorough investi- 
gation on pictures of the pres- 
ent era as on those laid in the 
so-called costume periods. It is 
encouraging to note that all the 
major picture companies now 
realize the tremendous value of 
research during the time their 
writers are preparing stories in 
preference to the period of 
actual shooting. The research 
department is in this way en- 
abled to aid in the elimination 
of false and objectionable ma- 
tt rial which might remain as 
originally in the story. By 
working with the writers it can 
also supply a wealth of local 
color, an aid to characteriza- 
tion, and be of assistance in the 
avoidance of errors in sets, cos- 
tumes and customs that if prop- 
erly presented enrich the whole 
story. When a story is true 
to its environment and the 
characters talk and act as peo- 
ple of that particular class and 
location would talk and act, 
there is much less for the cen- 
sors or public to object to. A 
research department is on the 
positive side of any "better pic- 
tures" argument. 

— Harold Hendee, 
RKO Re search Dept. 

Actors' Importance 
Increases by Talkies 

'"THE importance of a single, 
pivotal "line" in a talking 
picture has made it not at all 
unusual for studios to compete 
strenuously with each other to 
get certain great stars for work 
lasting but one day. In the 
talkie era, there are no more 
"small" parts. It is not hard 
to understand why really great 
actors, who can speak lines 
strongly, differently, vividly, are 
in such extraordinary demand 
these days. In the days of silent 
pictures they had personal ap- 
pearance as their only asset. 
Today, to appearance is added 
talents of voice. And vocal ex- 
cellences and peculiarities are 
even more individual than looks. 
There has never been a time 
when there was such a premium 
on good acting. Ten years ago 
in silent pictures an actor never 
boasted how many pictures he 
did a year. Today he does . . . 
for calls for a great number of 
parts directly indicates the 
worth of the individual. 

— Ben Piazza, 
M-G-M Casting Director. 



• • • IF WE mention the name of Carlos Gardel 

it probably won't mean much to you till we add that he 

is one of the greatest attractions on the stage and screen 

is the champ phonograph record recordist of the world 

and is the Supreme Idol in several countries where most of the 

Hollywood stars don't mean a thing for Senor Gardel 

happens to be the Idol of the Latin-American countries 

and throughout South America can outdraw any other stage, 
screen and opera star about three to one and that's Some- 

• • • HE IS an Argentinian and with his gor- 
geous light baritone is known as the Lawrence Tibbett of Latin 

America he has been a pop idol for 20 years 

yet today you'd swear he wasn't a day over 35 he 

sang the first Tango ever written "Mi Noche Triste" 

(My Sad Night) in 1916 right now he is mak- 
ing Spanish features for Paramount International over 

at the Astoria stude directed by Louis Gasnier 

Louis can't speak much Spanish but most of the gang 

that Senor Gardel has with him all speak French so 

that the Parisian director gets along fine with them 

• • • SO IT looks as if Paramount is gonna make a 

cleanup with these South American features for Gardel 

has been going big in every country where Spanish is spoken 
for the past two decades the mystery of it all is that 

his popularity grows instead of wanes as is usual with 

American stars right now he is touting one of his 

countrymen as another George Rapf he has Manuel Pe- 

lufo working with him in his current pix incidentally 

Senor Gardel has an uncanny knack of picking talent 

and he loves to give young and promising artists a break 

• • • JUST TO give you a slight idea of Gardel's popu- 
larity in his native haunts in Montevideo, capital of 

Uruguay Gc.rdel was about to sing in a theater there 

as is the custom in that country, the women were yell- 
ing to their idol the songs they wanted him to sing 

a male voice in the gallery bellowed out "Silence! God 

is going to sing." there was instant silence 

they actually worship him throughout South America 

in Buenos Aires he never walks in the streets the fans 

literally mob him his one weakness is playing the bosses 

when his friends urge him to quit throwing his money 

away on them, he shrugs his shoulders and says "Well, 

somebody has to support them!" 

• • • A VERY comprehensive merchandising plan on War- 
ners' "Madame DuBarry" starring Dolores Del Rio 

is contained in the press book a special process 

cover gives the effect of an oil painting to the picture of Del 
Rio and the accessories on the pix are also prepared 

on heavy canvas-type stock in a special pebbled effect 

and varnished to look like oil paintings 

• • • SOME OF the union boys are upset because we 
told that story about the J. P. Morgan. watchman mistaking a 
camera crew on Hecht-MacArthur's "Crime Without Passion" 

for gunmen our error or the watchman's 

if they had worn their union cards in their hats he would have 
been able to classify 'em better he would have thought 
they were reporters with police cards 

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Dummy Figures for 

"Twentieth Century" Bally 

AN unusual stunt, part of the 
national campaign Colum- 
bia Pictures is giving its pro- 
duction "Twentieth Century," 
was consummated when two life 
size wax figures of John Barry- 
more and Carole Lombard stars 
i of the production arrived on 
the crack train at Grand Central 
station. Displayed on the ob- 
servation platform the figures 
'wave a smiling greeting were 
so lifelike that they drew a 
record crowd of film fans and 
; j curiosity seekers who mistook 
them for the real stars. Among 
'the railroad executives who 
'greeted the arrivals were Vice 
! President P.V.D. Lockwood and 
Joseph P. Porter, City Passeng- 
"er Agent. The wax Barrymore 
:|and Lombard, dressed in cos- 
tume as they appear in the pro- 
duction, were on exhibition at 
iithe 43rd Street and Vanderbilt 
"Avenue entrance of Grand Cen- 
tral Station, smiling their greet- 
ing and advertising their ap- 
pearance at the Music Hall 
from the observation car of the 
'ten Pullman car "Special Cen- 

— Columbia. 

Letter Campaign 
Helps "Men In White" 

YWHEN Manager Joe Rosen- 
field, of the Paramount, 
Omaha, Nebraska, was plan- 
ning his campaign on "Men in 
White," he decided to mail fif- 
teen hundred letters to members 
of the medical profession, in- 
cluding doctors, nurses, internes 
and other hospital attaches. 
These were sent three days in 
advance of playdate. A week 
in advance of the opening air- 
brush portraits of Clark Gable 
and Myrna Loy were placed in 
the lobby. Another airbrush 
portrait of Gable was placed in 
the window of a leading men's 
shop. A hat tie-up with stills 
of Gable was also arranged. 
Five laundry offices throughout 
the city participated in a tie- 
up inasmuch as the uniforms 
worn in the film must always 
be immaculately clean. 

— Paramount, Omaha. 




Monday, July 9, 1934 


(Continued from Page 1) 

constitute the two major points of 
the I. T. 0. A. program attacking 
the code, Milton C. Weisman, gen- 
eral counsel of the New York exhi- 
bitor association, said Saturday in 
New York. Associated with Weis- 
man in handling the cases will be 
Lowell Mason, former general coun- 
sel of the National Recovery Re- 
view Board. 

Weisman also made public a letter 
dated June 22, last, and addressed 
to Rosenblatt which attacks the di- 
vision administrator's conduct and 
requests that he ask President 
Franklin D. Roosevelt or General 
Hugh S. Johnson "to appoint some- 
body to inquire and examine into 
this entire matter." 

Both Code Authority actions, 
stated the attorney, will be filed in 
the U. S. District Court, with the 
suit seeking Rosenblatt's dismissal 
to be filed before Wednesday of this 
week. The other action will be filed 
later, said Weisman. 

In connection with the second suit, 
Weisman declared that the code 
drafted by Rosenblatt was sent to 
the President and Gen. Johnson 
with the statement that exhibitors 
had approved it. Ninety per cent 
of theater men don't want the pres- 
ent code, he asserted. The lawyer 
said that he plans to get depositions 
from exhibitors whom, he alleged, 
assented to the code through mis- 
representations and with object of 
determining if they want their ap- 
provals to stick. He charged Rosen 
blatt with giving out "dual inter- 
pretations" of code provisions. 

Explaining the incident in which 
Clarence Darrow withdrew as leader 
of the I. T. 0. A. fight on the code, 
Weisman said that the famous crim- 
inal attorney had "changed his 
mind" as his association with the 
move "might destroy the value of 
his work as chairman of the Na- 
tional Recovery Review Board" in 
attacking various of its clauses.Dar- 
row, however, said Weisman, will 
act in an advisory capacity in the 






"The 20-ft. hat worn by Anna Neagle 
i 'Nell Gwyn' has arrived in America." 


Boston — Louis Stern has been ap- 
pointed to the sales force of Cen- 
tury Film, handling western Massa- 
chusetts and Connecticut. He suc- 
ceeds Mayer Gruber, now with First 

Abilene, Tex. — The Gem theater is 
now operating on Fridays and Sat- 

Dallas — Theaters in this territory 
that were dismantled recently in- 
cluded the Pleasure Dome, Dallas; 
Martex, Marlin, and Queen, Celina. 

Washington — Summer closings in 
this area include the Mid City and 
Strand, in the District of Columbia; 
Little, Baltimore; New Windsor. 
New Windsor, Md., and Opera 
House, Snow Hill, Md. 

Garber, Okla. — The Blue Moon, 
formerly called the De Luxe, has 
been reopened. 

McAlester, Okla. — V. E. Hamm 
recently acquired the Rex in this 
city from C. H. Hanson. Hamm 
also has taken over the Nusho 
Healdton, from A. L. Means. 

RKO Radio Completes 

Its 1933-1934 Program 

(Continued from Page 1) 

and "Gay Divorce" are also in pro- 
duction. Starting this week on the 
stages will be "The Richest Girl in 
the World," and before Aug. 1 "Ra- 
dio City Revels," "Wednesday's 
Child" and "By Your Leave" will 
be in production. 

12 of New Warner Group 
Classed as Action Films 

(Continued from Page 1) 

list includes "Captain Blood" and 
"Black Ivory," both pirate stories; 
"Anthony Adverse" will contain ad- 
venturous happenings. Two avia- 
tion pictures are scheduled and the 
program also offers "The Skipper 
of the Ispahan," "Oil for the Lamps 
of China," "Black Hell," "Here 
Comes the Navy," "The Cinch," 
"War Lord," and "Special Agent." 

Academy to Resume 

Technical Program 

(Continued from Page 1) 

during the preceding year has suf- 
ficiently subsided to warrant our re- 
suming the Technicians' Branch 
meetings," said Major Nathan Lev- 
inson, chairman of the Branch Ex- 
ecutive Committee. "These general 
meetings, to which all members of 
the Technicians' Branch are invited, 
fill a definite need in furthering dis- 
cussion and knowledge of what is 
going on technically in the studios. 
An interesting and instructive pro- 
gram is being worked out for the 
fall and winter months to cover all 
phases of production." 

S. J. Twining is chairman of the 
Papers and Programs Committee, 
in general charge of the Branch 
meeting program. 

State Royalty Tax Upheld 

Albany — The Appellate Division 
has unanimously upheld the State 
Tax Commission in collecting income 
taxes retroactively for the years 
1929, 1930 and 1931 on incomes from 
copyright royalties, on the basis of 
a 1932 decision of the United States 
Supreme Court reversing a 1928 de- 

The Appellate Division decision dis- 
misses a certiorari proceeding 
brought by Elmer L. Rice, play- 
wright, to recover from the tax de- 
partment $3,231 which he paid under 
protest on royalty incomes of $37,432 
in 1929, $29,498 in 1930, and $54,887 
in 1931. When the case was argued 
counsel appeared as amicus curiae 
in behalf of Jerome Kern, Robert 
Esherwood, Maxwell Anderson, Oscar 
Hammerstein 2d, Sigmund Romberg, 
Laurence Schwab, Fanny Heaslip 
Lea, Arthur Schwartz and the es- 
tate of David Belasco, all seeking 
tax refunds for the three-year pe- 

New Self -Rule Plan 

May Replace the NRA 

(Continued from Page 1) 

place the NRA, is understood to be 
under consideration. Johnson's visit 
to New York last week is said to 
have been partly in connection with 
conferences relating to this plan. 
The program is understood to call 
for retention of codes and for fed- 
eral cooperation to avoid monopolis- 
tic tendencies. 

Craven-Pascal Write Script 

We;l Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — F. Craven and Ernest 
Pascal collaborated in writing the 
screen-play from Christine Ames' 
drama, "The Human Side," for Uni- 
versal. They will also provide extra 
dialogue. The cast is virtually com- 
pleted, with Adolphe Menjou, Doris 
Kenyon, Joseph Cawthorn, Betty 
Lawford, Reginald Owen, Dickey 
Moore, Dick Winslow and Charlotte 

Norris a Contest Judge 

Grand Rapids, Mich. — Walter J. 
Norris, manager of the Regent, is 
to be a judge at a beauty contest 
to be held here during the Interna- 
tional Lion's club convention July 
17-20. Norris is now on vacation, 
with Lowell Ritcey pinch-hitting for 


(Continued from Page 1) 

by the board of directors, the pic- 
ture cannot be released until its ob- 
jectionable matter is eliminated. 

As soon as it is in full operation, 
the new plan for censorship from 
within the industry is expected to 
prove effectual in pacifying churches 
and various other groups crusading 
for cleaner films. 

Rome — Cardinal Dougherty of 
Philadelphia stated here on Satur- 
day that he has no intention of lift- 
ing the boycott against movies. 

Distribution of pledges asking 
Protestants throughout the country 
to stay from objectionable films will 
be started in a few days, the Rev. 
Worth M. Tippy, executive secretary 
of the Church Conference of Social 
Work, announced in New York on 

Warners Start Dating 
Films on New Program 

With "Kansas City Princess" at 
the lead-off picture in its new sea- 
son schedule, Warner-First National 
has set three release dates on 
1934-35 product. Schedule is as fol- 
lows: Aug. 18, "Kansas City Prin- 
cess"; Aug. 25, "Dragon Murder 
Case"; Sept. 1, "Dames." Current 
season releases will be completed as 
follows: July 7, "Return of the Ter- 
rorr" and "Personality Kid"; July 
14, "Side Streets" and "Midnight 
Alibi"; July 21, "Here Comes the 
Navy"; July 28, "Friends of Mr. 
Sweeney"; Aug. 4, "Man with Two 
Faces" and Aug. 11, "Housewife." 

Clean Film Drive Aids 

Demand for Westerns 

As a result of the clean picture 
agitation, more playing time is 
.available for westerns particularly 
those with more plot than the usual 
outdoor drama, according to demand 
registered at some New York ex- 

Boston Board Meetings 

Boston — The summer schedule of 
the local Code Authority has been 
designed so that the boards will re- 
spectively meet about every ten 
days, according to Olive Bursiel and 
Dorothy Morse. 



"Are you capitalizing fully on your 
'cooled theater' during the heat wave?" 


Monday, July 9, 1934 




Pf«( Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — A new formula for 
musical pictures that will be accept- 
able to the public is being brough' 
about by the combined efforts of 
stage librettists and composers in 
collaboration with film producers 
says Oscar Hammerstein II, noted 
librettist and musical comedy pro 
ducer, now in Hollywood under con 
tract to M-G-M. 

"By musical pictures," he says, "I 
do not mean dramatic subjects with 
a few songs or musical interpola- 
tions, but entertainment in which 
the predominating factor is music 
"When sound first came to the screen 
five years ago, all the composers and 
librettists of note flocked to Holly- 
wood to transpose their work to the 
screen. They were unsuccessful, and 
went home again. When screen musi- 
cals were not accepted the whole 
idea was rejected. 

"This could not last, for there if 
an undeniable thirst for musical en 
tertainment. So music is now seep- 
ing into pictures, a song at a time — 
a bit of interpolated music. But in 
this new movement the art of the 
musician is wedded to that of the 
art of the screen medium. The com- 
bination, I fully believe, will evolve 
a form acceptable to the public." 

That music can be applied to 
screen technique, just as in the case 
of pantomime, is Hammerstein's be- 

"In a screen play," he points out. 
"pantomime is often used instead 
of words, and proves more effective. 
So, too, in musicals, I think we shall 
find that often words will be un- 
necessary and a theme or strain of 
music symbolizing the action, coupled 
with this same pantomime will 
achieve decided results." 

Holding Actors' Meet in Chicago 

Chicago — Two mass meetings of 
actors will be held today at the Per- 
formers' Club by Ralph Whitehead, 
executive secretary of the American 
I Federation of Actors, vaudeville ac- 
i tors' union, who will establish a 
branch ABA office here. After the 
local meet, Whitehead will go to 
Milwaukee where he will also open 
a branch office. 




At the beginning of this year there 
were approximately 1,520 movie houses 
in Japan, an increase of 80 over the 
previous year. 

Sound Retards Soviets 

Moscow— Long periods of time re- 
quired by some Soviet directors to make 
sound pictures, extending in several 
cases to over two years resulted in com- 
pletion of only 54 per cent of the 1933 
production program, according to the 
newspaper Isvestia, government organ. 
A principal difficulty facing the industry 
is that of finding stories which meet 
official approval. 


(Continued from Page 1) 

of liquidation of current season pro- 
duct and the reasons for the com- 
pany's greatly expanded production 
oudget. This will be followed by 
several sessions at which the 1934-36 
product and sales policies will be 
outlined by Jack Cohn, vice presi- 
dent, and discussed. Publicity, ad- 
vertising, exploitation, and sales 
promotion plans will then be pre- 
sented to the delegates and the con- 
vention will wind up with special 
conferences held by the individual 
branches to discuss local problems 
affecting each territory. 

Jack Cohn, vice president of the 
company will officially open the meet- 
ing, which will feature in addition 
to his address, speeches by A. Mon- 
tague, general sales manager; A. 
Schneider, treasurer, and William 
Jaffe of the legal department. In 
addition, the home office contingent 
present at the convention consists 
of: Nate Spingold, Rube Jackter, 
Jos. A. McConville, Lou Weinberg, 
Henri Brunet, Louis Astor, Al Selig- 
man, Milton Hannock, J. W. Mac- 
Farland, Sam Hacker, Bill Brennan, 
Maurice Grad, several of whom will 
address the gathering. 

Present from the field will be the 
following division managers, branch 
managers, salesmen and divisional 
bookers : 

Chicago — Branch Manager Phil Dunas. ('. 
\V. Phillips, G. St. Clair, T. Greenwood, F. 
Flaherty, A. Blumstein, J. Kaufman. Ex- 
ploiteer, J. Thoma. 

Denver— Branch Manager W. C. Ball, J. 
F. Baker, B. M. Shooker, M. L. Mayer. 

Des Moines — Branch Manager Joe Levy. 
A. P. Ableson, C. C. Brydon, O. L. Donel- 

Detroit — Branch Manager C. II. Shalit. M. 
E. Cohon, R. F. Cloud, J. M. Mellon, G. L 

Indianapolis — Branch Manager M. Solomon, 
II. Kaufman, W. G. Craig, A. J. Gelman. 
I. Ilanower. 

Kansas City — Midwest Division Manager 
M. Roth, Branch Manager H. Taylor, L. K. 
Koyster, W. Bradfield, C. E. Reynolds, II. S. 

Los Angeles — West Coast Division Manager 
L Safron, Branch Manager W. C. Riter. H. 
Weinberg, S. Nathanson, II. M. Lentz, N. 

Milwaukee — Branch Manager O. J. Rub. v. 
S. Schuster, M. Weisner, S. R. Chapman, 
I). E. Pratt. 

Minneapolis— Branch Manager B. ('. Mai 
r-us, I. II. Jacobs, J. Kopald, W. T. Hickey. 
M. II. Evidon, A. L, Aved. 

Omaha — Branch Manager II. J. Chapman. 
I. ('. Hensler, I. M. Weiner, J. Rosenberg. 

Portland— Branch Manager J. R. Beale, C 
E. Tillman, W. T. Withers. 

Salt Lake City — Branch Manager R. C. 
Hill, C E. Scott, F. W. Talbot, C. Hawks 

San Francisco — Branch Manager L E. Till 
man, ('. F. Harris, P. Weinstein, E. T. Rob 

Seattle— Branch Manager L. N'. Walton, I 
V Lamb, XV. K. Beckwith. 

St. Louis— Branch Manager C. D. Hill, I 
Morphet, E. Dunas, J. Bradford. 






Features Reviewed in Film Daily, Dec. 13 to July 7 

Title Rcvtezved 

Above The Clouds-COL. 12-19-33 
Adieu Les Beaux Jours-XX 

Advice To The Lovelorn- 

UA . ... 12-14-33 

Affairs of A Gentleman-U 


Affairs of Cellini-UA 5-5-34 

All Men Are Enemies-F. .4-26-34 

All of Me-PAR 2-3-34 

Along Came Sally-GB. . 6-16-34 

Alraune-XX 5-7-34 

Are We Civilized RAS. .6-14-34 

Ariane BLU 3-8-34 

As Husbands Go-F 1-27-34 

As the Earth Turns-WA. 2-1 5-34 
A Woman's Man-MOP. 1-19-34 

Baby, Take a Bow-F 6-30-34 

Back Page-GEN 6-13-34 

Badge of Honor-MAY . .5-19-34 

Bedside-FN 3-6-34 

Beggars in Ermine-MOP. 2-14-34 

Beloved-U 1-27-34 

Beyond Bengal-SHO ..4 25-34 

Big Race-SHO . 2-14-34 

Big Shakedown-FN 2-9-34 

Big Time or Bust-TOW. 1-10-34 

Black Cat-U 5-19-34 

Black Moon-COL 6-28-34 

• Black Shirts-XX .. ..4-12-34 

Blue Light-BOA 5-8-34 

Blue Steel-MOP 5-5-34 

Bolero-PAR 2-17-34 

Bombay Mail-U 1-6-34 

Born to be Bad-UA 6-1-34 

Bottoms Up-F 3-23-34 

Broken Shoes-AM 3-31-34 

Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back 
UA.. 5-4-34 

By Candlelight-U 1-6-34 

Carolina-F 2-3-34 

Cat and the Fiddle-MGM .2-14-34 
Catherine the Great-U A. .2-2-34 
Chance at Heaven-RKO. 12-23-33 
Channel Crossing-GB .. .5-24-34 

Change of Heart-F 5-11-34 

Cheaters-LIB 5-11-34 

Circus Clown-WA 6-13-34 

City Limits-MOP 3-28-34 

City Park-CHE 7-6-34 

Cockeyed Cavaliers-RKO . .7-3-34 
Come on Marines-PAR. .3-24-34 

Coming Out Party-F 3-17-34 

Constant Nymph-F .4 7-34 

Convention City-FN 12-14-33 

Countess of Monte Cristo 

U. 3-31-34 
Crainquebille-TAP ...... 3-28-34 

Crime Doctor-RKO 3-14-34 

Crime of Helen Stan'ey- 

COL 7-3-34 
Criminal At Large-HEL. 12-20-33 

Crosby Case-U 3-23-34 

Cross Country Cruise-U . 1-10-34 

Cross Streets-CHE 7-6-34 

Crown of Thorns-XX . .3-30-34 

Curtain at Eight-MAJ 2-1-34 

Dark Hazard-FN 2-23-34 

Death Takes a Holiday-PAR, 

Der Gluecksylinder-XX. .3-13-34 
Der Felderrnhuegel-BA ..4-24-34 

Der Frechdachs-UFA 1-9-34 

Der Meistrerdetektiv-BAV 2-14-34 
Der Stern von Valencia-UFA 

Der Traumende Mund-XX 2-6-34 

Devil Tiger-F 2-8-34 

Die Blonde Christl-B A V. 2-28-34 
Die Mutter Der Kompagnie 

XX. .3-13-34 
Die Schoenen Tage in 

Aranjuez-XX 6-23-34 

Die Verkaufte Braute-XX . 5-2-34 

Dr. Monica-WA 6-22-34 

Dream of My People-PA 2-28-34 
Dos Mujeres y un Don Juan 

KIN.. 6-5-34 

Double Door-PAR 5-5-34 

Drums O'Voodoo-INT ..5-12-34 
East of First Avenue — COL 


Easy to Love-WA 1-13-34 

Eight Girls in a Boat-PAR 

Ein Gewisser Herr Gran-XX. 

Eines Prinzen Junge Liebe 

XX 3-28-34 
Ein Toller Einfall-UFA .5-22-34 
El Prisionero 13-CIN ... 3-30-34 
End of the World-AU. .4-17-34 
Enemies of Progress-XX . 1-16-34 
Enlighten Thy Daughter- 

EXP .12-27-33 

Es Wird Schon Wieder 

Besser-UFA 1-24-34 

Ever Since Eve F 3-27-34 

Fantomas-DU 3-13-34 

Fashions of 1934-FN 1-9-34 

FiddHn' Buckaroo-U ... 1 2-20-33 

Fighting Code-COL 1-10-34 

Fighting Rangers-COL. .4-12-34 

ALD — Allied Pictures 

AM — Amkino 

AST— Astor Pictures 

AU— Capt. Harold Auten 

AUS — Harold Austin 

BAV— Bavaria Film A-G 

BEA-Beacon Productions 

BLU— Blue Ribbon Photoplays 

BO— John W. Boyle 

BOA— Gil Boag (Mayfair Asso- 

BON— Al Bondy 

B RO — Broadway-Hollywood 

CAP — Capitol Film Exchange 

CHA— Chadwick 

CHE — Chesterfield 

CIN — Cinexport Distributing 

COL — Columbia 

DU— DuWorld 

EXP — Exploitation Pictures 

F— Fox 

FD — First Division 

FR — Freuler Film Associate! 

FN — First National 

FX— The Film Exchange 

GB — Gaumont-British 


GFF — General Foreign Films 
GEN — General Films 
GRB — Arthur Greenblatt 
GOP — Goldsmith Productions 
HEL — Helber Pictures 
IDE— Ideal 
IMP — Imperial Dist. 
INT — International Stageplay 

INV — Invincible Pictures 
J A FA— Jafa 
JE — Jewel Productions 
JEW — Jewish Talking Pictures 
KIN — Kinematrade 
KRE — Sherman S. Krellberg 
LIB — Liberty Pictures 
LIN — Lincoln Productions 
MAF — Mayflower 
MAJ — Majestic Pictures 
MAR — Marcy 
MAS — Mascot Pictures 
MAY — Mayfair Picture* 
MEN — Mentone Productions 
MGM — Metro-Gold wyn-Mayei 
MOD — Modern Films 
MOP — Monogram Pictures 

PA — Palestine-American Film Co. 
PA R — Paramount 
PIN— Pinnacle 
PRI— Principal Dist. Corp 
PRO — Progressive Pictures 
PRX — Protex Dist. Corp 
RAS — Raspin Productions 
REG — Regal Distributing 
RIC— Edward T. Ricci 
RKO— RKO-Radio Picture! 
ROY — Fanchon Royer 
SCA — Scandinavian Pictures 
SCO— Lester F. Scott 
SHO — Showmen's Pictures 
STE— William Steiner 
SYN — Syndicate Exchange 
TAP — John S. Tapernoux 
THO— Fred Thomson 
TOW — Tower Prorts 
TRU— True Life Photoplays 
O — Universal 
UA — United Artiiti 
UFA— Ufa 
WA — Warner Bros 
WEL— Carveth Wells 
WIN — Windsor Pictures 
WOK— Worldkino 
XX — No distributor set 

Title Reviewed 

Film Parade-GEN 12-20-33 

Finishing School-RKO. . .4-6-34 

Flaming Gold-RKO 1-18-34 

Flying Down To Rio-RKO 


Fog-COL 1-6-34 

Fog Over Frisco-FN 6-7-34 

4 Frightened People-PAR 1-27-34 
Fraoulein-Falsch Verbuden- 

XX.. 1-16-34 

Friday the 13th-GB 5-15-34 

Frontier Marshal-F 1-31-34 

Fugitive Lovers-MGM. . .1-3-34 
Fury of the Jungle-COL.2-8 34 

Gambling .Lauy-WA 3-7-34 

Gehetzte Menschen-XX .. .6-5-34 
Geld Regiert Die Welt-XX 

George White's Scandals 

F.. 3-17-34 

Glamour-U 5-12-34 

Going Hollywood-MGM. 12-22-33 

Goodbye Love — KKO 3-13-34 

Good Dame-PAR 3-17-34 

Great Flirtation-PAR 6-23-34 

Uuilty Parents-SYN . . . . 4-6-34 

Gun Justice-U 2-14-34 

Half-A-Sinner-U 6-23-34 

Handy Andy-F 6-1-34 

Harold Teen-WA 3-7-34 

Heart Song-F 6-6-34 

Heat Lightning-WA 3-7-34 

He-AST 12-28-33 

He Couldn't Take It— MOP 

Heideschulmeister Uwe 

Karsten-UFA 4-17-34 

Her Secret-IDE 12-19-33 

Here Comes the Groom-PAR 

Hell and High Water-PAR 

Hell Bent for Love-COL. 6-13-34 
Here Comes the Navy- 

WA 6-28-34 

Hell Cat COL 7-7-34 

He Was Her Man-WA. .5-18-34 

Hi. Nellie-WA 2-1-34 

Hips, Hips, Hooray-RKO 


Hired Wife-PIN 2-1-34 

His Double Life-PAR. 12-16-33 
Hitler's Reign of Terror-JE 


Hold That Girl-F 3-24-34 

Hollywood, Ciudad de En- 

sueno-U 4-10-34 

Hollywood Hoodlum-REG 

Hollywood Party-MGM.. 5-25-34 
House of Rothschild-UA . .3-8-34 

I Am Suzanne-F 1-19-34 

I Believe in You-F 4-10-34 

I Can't Escape-BEA 7-5-34 

I Like it That Way-U . .4-17-34 
I'll Tell the World-U. . .4-21-34 
I've Got Your Number-WA 

Inge Und die Millionen- 

UFA. .4-17-34 
In the Land of the Soviets- 

AM. .6-28-34 
In Wien Hab Ich Einmal Ein 

Maedel Geliebt-XX .... 5-29-34 
In Love With Life-INV. 5-12-34 

In the Money-INV 1-6-34 

It Happened One Night-COL, 

It's a Boy-GB 6-8-34 

Title Reviewed 

I Was a Spy-F 1-13-34 

Iza Neni-XX 6-5-34 

Ja Treu 1st Dei Soldatenliebe 

XX.. 5-2-34 

Jimmy And Sally-F 12-16-33 

Jimmy the Gent-WA 3-26-34 

Journal of a Crime-FN. .2-24-34 
Juarez Y Maximiliano- 

XX.. 5-7-34 

Just Smith-GB 4-24-34 

Kara Salkten-XX 5-1 5-34 

Keep 'Em Rolling-RKO. .3-1-34 

Key, The-WA 5-31-34 

King of Wild Horses 

COL.. 3-21-34 
Kiss and Make Up-PAR. 6-30-34 

Lady Killer-WA 12-28-33 

La Ciudad de Carton-F. 2-^8-34 
La Cruz Y La Espada-F 2-6-34 

La Fusee-TAP 3-15-34 

La Maternelle-TAP 4-25-34 

L'ange Gardien-TAP 4-20-34 

La Sombre de Pancho 

Villa-MOD 4-10 34 

La Sombra de Pancho Villa 

COL. .1-9-34 

Last Round Up-PAR 5-11-34 

La Sangre Manda-XX .. .5-16-34 
Last Gentleman-UA ....4-28-34 
La Frochard et les Deux 

Orphelines-XX 2-8-34 

Laughing Boy-MGM 5-12-34 

Lazy River-MGM 4-3-34 

Le Noche del Pecado-COL 


Le Serment-PRX 3-15-34 

Let's Be Ritzy-U 5-18-34 

Let's Fall in Love-COL. 1-20-34 

Let's Talk it Over-U 6-16-34 

Let's Try Again — RKO. 6-22-34 
Life of Vergie Winters-RKO 


Line-Up, The-COL 4-17-34 

Little Man, What Now? 

U.. 6 1-34 
Little Miss Marker-PAR. 5-19-34 

Lone Cowboy-PAR 1-27-34 

Looking for Trouble-UA . 2-21-34 

Lost Jungle-MAS 5-9-34 

Loud Speaker-MOP 5-8-34 

Lost Patrol-RKO 2-9-34 

Lo Tu Y Ella-F 12-11-33 

Love Birds-U ..5-4-34 

Love Captive-U 6-7-34 

Love Past Thirty-FR 2-14-34 

Luegen Auf Ruegen-XX . 1-5-34 

Lucky Texan-MOP 1-6-34 

Madame Spy-F 2-10-34 

Man from Utah-MOP. . .5-23-34 
Man of Two Worlds-RKO 


Man Trailer-COL 5-23-34 

Mandalay-FN 2-15-34 

Manhattan Melodrama-MGM 

Manhattan Love Song- 

MOP.. 4-17-34 

Man's Castle-COL 12-28-33 

Many Happy Returns-PAR 

Marriage on Approval-FR 

Marrying Widows-TOW. 5-18-34 

Massacre-FN 1-18-34 

Meanest Gal in Town-RKO. 

Melodia Prohibida-X X ... 3-28-34 
Melody in Spring-PAR. 3-31-34 
Men in White-MGM ..3-28-34 
Merry Frinks-FN 6-27-34 

Title Reviewed 

Merry Wives of Reno-WA 6-9-34 

Midnight-U . 3-7-34 

Midnight Alibi-FN 7-5-34 

Mirages de Paris-AU. . 12-29-33 
Miss Fane's Baby is 

Stolen-PAR 1-20-34 

Modern Hero, A-WA 4-3-34 

Money Means Nothing- 

MOP.. 5-15-34 
Monte Carlo Nights-MOP 


Moth, The-MAR ..3-9-34 

Moulin Rouge-UA 1-10-34 

Mother, 1905-AM 6-2-34 

Mr. Skitch-F 12-23-33 

Murder on the Blackboard 

RKO.. 6-5-34 
Murder at the Vanities- 

PAR. .5-18-34 
Murder in the Museum- 

PRO. .6-27-34 
Murder in Trinidad-F ...5-16-34 

Myrt and Marge-U 1-16-34 

Mystery Liner-MOP .. 2-28-34 
Mystery of Mr. X-MGM .2-24-34 

Mystery Ranch-STE 5-26-34 

My Weakness-F 9-22-33 

Nana-U A 2-2-34 

Ninth Guest, The-COL ..3-3-34 
No Funny Business-PRl . 3-10-34 
No Greater Glory-COL. .3-14-34 
No More Women-PAR .3-3-34 
Now I'll TeU-F 5-26-34 

Oded the Wanderer-PA .. 5-22-34 
Of Human Bondage- 

RKO. .6-27-34 
Olsen's Big Moment-F. .. 1-9-34 

One Is Guilty-COL 5-3-34 

One Night of Love-COL. . 7-6-34 
Once to Every Woman 

COL 3 24-34 

Orders Is Orders 5-4-34 

Operator 13-MGM 6-2-34 

Orient Express-F 2-28-34 

Palooka-UA 2-1-34 

Parada Rezerwistow-CAP. 5-2-34 
Pecados de Amor-XX. . . .4-25-34 
Pettersson & Bendel-SC A. 2-24-34 

Picture Brides-FD 4 24-34 

Poor Rich, The-U 4-5-34 

Prince of Wales-GB 4-24-34 

Private Scandal-PA R .... 6-1 5-34 
Public Stenographer 

Prokurator-XX 5-29-34 

MAR. .1-10-34 
Queen Christina-MGM. . 12-28-33 

Quitter, The-CHE 3-14-3* 

Rabbi's Power-XX 6-2-34 

Racketeer Round-up-THO 


Rafter Romance-RKO 1-9-34 

Rainbow Over Broadway- 

CHE 12-27-33 

Randy Rides Alone-MOP. 6-14-34 

Rawhide Mail-MAR 6-5-34 

Registered Nurse-FN ...6-1-34 

Riding Thru-STE 2-24-34 

Riptide-MGM 3-31-34 

Road to Ruin-TRU 2-21-34 

Roman Einer Nacht-XX .. b-23-34 
Roman Scandals-UA. ... 12-14-33 
Romance in Budapest-XX 5-11-34 
S. A. Mann Brand-BAV . 5-29-34 

Sadie McKee-MGM 5-12-34 

Sagebrush Trail-MOP. .12-27-33 

Sagrario-XX 1-24-34 

Saison in Kairo-UFA .. 12-29-33 
Search for Beauty-PAR. 2-1 0-34 
Secret Sinners-MAY ..12-13-33 
Sensation Hunters-MOP. . 1-3-34 
Shadows of Sing Sing-COL, 


Title Reviewed 

She Made Her Bed-PAR. 4-27-34 
Shoot the Works-PAR. . .7-7-34 

Show-Off-MGM i-17-34 

Simple Tailor, The-AM. .2-24-34 
Sin of Nora Moran-MAJ 

Sing and Like It-RKO. .4-14-34 
Sisters Under the Skin-COL. 


Six of a King-PAR 1-24-34 

Sixteen Fathoms Deep- 

MOP 1-19-34 

Sleepers East-F 4-24-34 

Smarty-WA 4-12-34 

Smoky-F 1 2-23-33 

Son of Kong-RKO 12-30-33 

Sons of the Desert-MGM . 1-6-34 

Sorrell and Son-UA 5-29-34 

Speed Wings-COL 3-27-34 

Spitfire-RKO 2-23-34 

Stamboul Quest-MGM 7-7-34 

Stand Up and Cheer-F. .4-20-34 

Sitar Packer-MOP 7-3-34 

Stingaree-RKO 5-12-34 

Straightaway-COL 1-16 34 

Strich Durch Die Rechnung- 

UFA .36-34 
Strictly Dynamite RKO . . . 7-5-34 
Such Women Are Danger- 

ous-F 6-9-34 

Success at Any Price-RKO 

Su Ultima Cancion-CIN. 3-30-34 
Sweden, Land of the Vikings 

BO. .1-6-34 

Szpieg-MAJ 3-6-34 

Tannenberg-XX 4 6-34 

Pante Gusti Kommandiert- 

XX.. 5-7-34 
Tarzan and His Mate- 

MGM. .4-16-34 
Tausend Fuer Eine Nacht- 
XX 2-14-34 

Tell-Tale Heart-DU 6-21-34 

Texas Tornado-FD 2-28-34 

These Thirty Years- 

BON. .5-24-34 

Thin Man, The-MGM 5-23-34 

Thirty Day Princess-PAR 5-12-34 
This Man is Mine-RKO ... 3-8-34 
This Side of Heaven-MGM 

Throne of the Gods-IMP 

Thundering Herd-PAR. .3-31-34 

Tiburon-XX 4-20-34 

Tod Uber Shanghai-MO. 12-19-33 

Tracy Rides-STE 5-5-34 

Trail Drive-U 1-3-34 

Three on a Honeymoon-F 


Trenck-XX 4-10-34 

Trumpet Blows-PAR ...4-14-34 
Twentieth Century-COL. .5-4-34 
Twin Husbands-INV ...5-9-34 

Two Alone — RKO 4-7-34 

20 Million Sweethearts-FN 

Uncertain Lady-U .... 4-20-34 
Unknown Blonde-MAJ . .4-19-34 
Unknown Soldier Speaks 

LIN.. 5-26-34 

Upper World-WA 5-25-34 

Very Honorable Guy, A- 

FN. .5-18-34 

Viva Villa!-MGM 4-12-34 

Volga. Volga-KIN ...12-19-33 
Voice in the Night-COL. 4-24-34 

War's End-XX 5-18-34 

We're Not Dressing-PAR. 4-26-34 
West of the Divide — MOP 

Wharf Angel-PAR ...4-21-34 
What's Your Racket?-MAY 

3 6-34 
Wheels of Destiny-U. .. .3-28-34 
Where Sinners Meet- 

RKO. 4-19-34 

Whirlpool-COL ... 5-5-34 

White Heat-PIN 6-15-34 

Wie Man Maenner Fesselt 

XX.. 5-22-34 
Wie Sag Ich's Meinnem 

Mann?-XX 1-24-34 

Wild Cargo-RKO 3-24-34 

Woman in Command-GB . 5-29-34 
Wine. Women and Song- 

CHA 12-16-33 

Witching Hour-PAR .4-28-34 

Woman Condemned- 

MAR. .4-20-34 
Woman Unafraid-GOP. .3-27-34 

Wonder Bar-FN 2-17-34 

World in Revolt-M EN ... 6-9-34 
World Moves On-F. ... .6-30-34 
You Can't Buy Everything 

MG-M. 2-1-34 
You Made Me Love You 

MAJ.. 5-31-34 
You're Telling Me-PAR 



Monday, July 9, 1934 



Short Subject Reviews 

Bill Robinson in 

"King for a Day" 

Vitaphone 19 mins. 

Good Colored Musical 

A nicely handled miniature mu- 
sical comedy with Bill Robinson, the 
vaudeville headliner, heading a cast 
of good Negro talent. Bill, refused 
a job in a show that is rehearsing, 
shoots dice with the producer 
using two bucks the later gave him 
— until he wins the show from him. 
After the production opens and is 
going great, the ex-owner comes 
around looking for a handout, and 
in turn he rolls them with Bill until 
he gets his show back. In between 
these incidents are some dancing 
and singing specialties in typical 
Negro vein. 

"Going to Heaven on a Mule" 

(Merrie Melodie) 

Vitaphone 7 mins. 

Amusing Animated 

Based on the "Going to Heaven on 
a Mule" number in "Wonder Bar," 
this animated cartoon produced by 
Leon Schlesinger fills its purpose 
very nicely. A lazy colored boy. 
after taking a swig out of a jug 
falls into a nightmare in which the 
comical Negro Heaven action takes 
place, winding up with a crash that 
awakens him. 

"Egypt, Kingdom of the Nile" 

(FitzPatrick TravelTalk) 

M-G-M 10 mins 

Very Good 

Showing both ancient ruins and 
modern cities, this journey through 
the region of the Nile is well photo- 
graphed, suitably provided with 
running talk, and thoroughly inter- 
esting throughout. Scenes along the 
river, the crumbling Sphinx, the 
pyramids, King Tut's tomb and 
other landmarks of past eras are 
well contrasted with views of mod- 
ern developments. 

"Paramount Pictorial" 

(No. 6-13) 

Paramount 10 mins. 


Items in this issue of the Pictorial 
include Ann Leaf, organist, in an 
illustrated version of the song, 
"River and Me"; a sequence dealing 
with bird colonies in the far north, 
and Roy Smeck, the wizard of string 
instruments, in a demonstration of 
his musical skill. Makes fairly satis- 
fying reel of its kind. 

"She Reminds Me of You" 
(Screen Song) 
with The Eton Boys 
Paramount 7 mins. 

As a prelude to the singing ac- 
I companied by the dancing ball, this 
subject contains a very amusing an- 
imated travesty on Radio City and 
* the super-modern theater in which 
c seats come up the aisle to get the 
patrons, symphony orchestra in sev- 

eral tiers high, and the audience is 
dumped out in a single stroke after 
the show. Then comes the vocaliz- 
ing of the title song, with the Eton 
Boys featured. 

"Soup For Nuts" 

Universal 21 mins. 

Good Vaudeville 

With Bob Hope as M.C. and an 
able cast of entertainers this one 
depicts the Carlton Club as flopping 
because Allyn Gillyn, wife of Don- 
ald Brian, the owner, won't allow 
any girl talent owing to her hus- 
band's propensities in that direc- 
tion. She gives in however, and an 
array of talent is trotted forth in- 
cluding Al Goodman's orchestra, 
Vivienne Segal, prima donna, Saxon 
Sisters, singers; Dolores Reade, 
The Heat Waves, Carol & Lane, 
dancers; and Adrina Otero, a hot 
Spanish dancer, who makes a play 
for Brian. 

"William Tell" 

(Oswald The Rabbit) 

Universal 6 mins. 


This is an amusing interpreta- 
tion of the William Tell legend. Tell 
is chased out of the house by his 
irate frau for practising with his 
bow and arrow in the house. He 
and his son are walking along when 
the irate governor spies him and or- 
ders him to shoot an apple off his 
son's head or die. Bees sting Tell 
and he lets the arrow fly without 
'ook'ng. It cuts the apple and hits 
Tell's wife. She comes out and puts 
the governor to flight, thinking he 
had hit her. 

"The Wax Works" 

(Oswald The Rabbit) 

Universal 9 mins. 


Oswald, proprietor of a wax 
works, takes in a foundling left on 
his doorstep. The infant witnesses 
the figures coming to life and hav- 
ing a high old time. Wandering in- 
to the chamber of horrors, the child 
runs into Dracula, Frankenstein, the 
Invisible Man, the Mummy, and the 
Hunchback of Notre Dame and is 
in dire trouble when Oswald arrives. 
Subject winds up with the infant 
dropping tallow from a candle on 
Oswald's nose which suggests that 
it may have been a dream, after all. 

"Call of the Klondike" 

Beverly Hills Prods. 20 mins. 

Very Good 

Presenting scenes that are not 
often caught by the camera, and 
aided by Wilfred Lucas' very en- 
tertaining spoken commentaries, 
this subject should be a welcomed 
novelty on almost any bill. It de- 
picts life in Alaska, its gold mining 
camps, colorful natives, encounters 
with the treacherous elements, dog 
racing thrills, etc. All quite inter- 
esting an 1 instructive. 


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Marilyn Miller, Eddie Cantor, May West, Fred and Adele Astaire, 
Will Rogers, Fannie Brice, Ed Wynn, Charlotte Greenwood, the 
Marx Bros., Jeannette McDonald, Libby Holman, W. C. Fields, 
Norma Terris, Harry Richman, Marion Davies, Clifton Webb, 
Vivian Segal, Oscar Shaw, Claire Luce, Jack Whiting, Willie and 
Eugene Howard, Ann Pennington, Cecil Lean and Cleo Mayfield, 
Gertrude Niesen, Hal Leroy, Patricia Ellis, Leonard Sillman, Polly 
Walters, Caperton and Biddle, Grace Bradley, Medrano and 
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Monday, July 9, 1934 




^IGMUND ROMBERG, who is to 
write the M-G-M musical drama, 
tentatively titled "Tiptoes," in col- 
laboration with Oscar Hammerstein 
II, has arrived in Hollywood. 

T T T 

Alan Hale, Henry Armetta and 
Clarence R. Wilson are additions to 
the cast of "Imitation of Life," 
which is in the third week of pro- 
duction at Universal with Claudette 
Colbert starred. 

▼ ▼ T 

Roy Del Ruth, 20th Century di- 
rector whose present assignment is 
the Eddie Cantor vehicle, "Kid Mil- 
lions," for Samuel Goldwyn, gives 
careful attention to his fan mail in 
order to get the pulse of public 

T ▼ T 

Production starts in about a week 
at M-G-M on "Death on the Dia- 
mond," with Robert Young in the 
male lead. Cast also includes Madge 
Evans, Ted Healy, Edward Brophy 
and C. Henry Gordon. Edward Sedg- 
wick is director. 

T T T 

Phyllis Ludwig, 16-year-old deb 
who won a beauty contest in Sac- 
ramento, has been signed by Uni- 

T T T 

First National has chosen Claire 
Dodd as the second of the two lead- 
ing ladies to appear opposite Pat 
O'Brien in "I'll Sell Anything." Ann 
Dvorak has the other principal role. 
Robert Florey will direct. 

T T ▼ 

Russ Columbo will start his first 
starring picture for Universal this 
week. It is entitled "Wake Up and 
Dream," by John Meehan, Jr., with 
songs by Jack Stern, Bernie Gross- 
man, Grace Hamilton, Sid Cutner 
and Gordon Clifford. June Knight 
and Roger Pryor are also featured 


Today: G. F. T. A Independent Theite'S 

Ass'n convention, Hotel Ansley, Atlanta. 

July 9-11: Second and final Columbia sales 
convention. Medinah Club, Chicago. 

July 11: I TO A boat ride and outing to 
Roton Point. Conn. 

July 13: Meeting of creditors at office of 
Special Master John E. Joyce to consider 
Saenger reorganization plan. 

July 17: Annual convention of the K^ns^s 
and Missouri Theater Association, Hotel 
Muehlbach, Kansas City. 

July 18: Annual outing of Boston motion pic- 
ture post, American Legion. Recreation 
Park, Riverside, Auburndale, Mass. 

Aug. 1-20: Second Exhibition of Cinemato- 
graphy. Venice, Italy 

Aug. 22-24: Allied Theater Owners of New 
Jersey convention, Atlantic City. 

Sept. 16; North Dakota Allied meeting, Man- 
dan, N. D. 

Oct. 29: S.M.P.E. Fall Meeting, Hotel Penn- 
sylvania, New York. 

in the cast, which also includes An- 
dy Devine and Henry Armetta. 

T T T 

William Bakewell has been added 
to the cast of "Four Walls," M-G-M 
drama of prison and reformation 
which Paul Sloane is directing. The 
new picture, based on the play by 
Dana Burnett and George Abbott, 
has a cast that includes Franchot 
Tone, Karen Morley, Gladys George, 
May Robson, C. Henry Gordon and 
Nat Pendleton. Lucien Hubbard is 
the producer. 

T T ▼ 

Fox has purchased "Sandhog," an 
original story by Borden Chase and 
Ed Doherty. Chase is a hydraulic 
engineer on whose experiences the 
narrative is based. 

T T T 

Four songs are being written for 
"Gentlemen Are Born," the new 
Warner picture now in production 
with Dick Powell, Josephine Hutch- 
inson, Dorothy Dare. John Halliday, 
Allen Jenkins, Frank McHugh and 
others. The picture is being pre- 
pared alone- the same general lines 
as "20 Million Sweethearts." Mer- 
vyn LeRoy is the director. 

T ▼ T 

Radio has the distinction of sup- 
plying the first featured supporting 
actor to be cast for the Laurel and 
Hardy feature, "Babes in Tovland," 
an adaptation of the Victor Herbert 
operetta, which goes into produc- 
tion at the Hal Roach studios late 
this month. He is Felix Knight, 
dramatic tenor, who in 1932 was a 
national finalist in the Atwater- 
Kent Radio Contest. 

T T T 

William Anthony McGnire. Uni- 
versal nroducer, states that "The 
Great Ziegfeld" wi'l start '•i th<» 
fifth dav of Sentember. William 
Powell is the only member of the 
cast definitely chosen. 

T T T 

RKO Radio's screen adaptation of 
the New York and London stage 
success. "The Gay Divorce," has 
gone into production. Fred Astaire, 
who had the principal role on the 
stages of two continents, plays his 
original role in the film version with 
Gingev Rogers as his leading lady. 
Eric Blore and Erik Rhodes, mem- 
bers of the stage cast, are featured 
in the screen version as are Alice 
Brady and Edward Everett Horton. 
Mark Sandrich is directing with 
Pandro S. Berman supervising. The 
play is by Dwight Taylor and was 
adapted for the screen bv George 
Marion, Jr., and Dorothy Yost. 

T T T 

Irvin Cobb starts work this week 
in his second Hal Roach-M-G-M 
comedy short, as yet untitled. In 
the supporting cast are Oscar Ap- 
fel. Mav Wallace, Benny Baker and 
"Snowflake," a sepia comic. Hal 
Yates, who directed Cobb in his in- 
itial picture, will again function in 
this capacity. 

Short Shots from Eastern Studios 


]\JIGHT club sequences for Fal- 
con's "Convention Girl" will 
be made in the new Garden Terrace 
and Merry-Go-Round Bar of the 
Ritz Carlton Hotel, Atlantic City, 
featuring the music of Isham Jones 
and his Orchestra. For the musical 
numbers, special dance routines will 
be staged by Ned Wayburn. Three 
songs have been especially written 
for "Convention Girl" by Lou Alter 
and Arthur Swanstrom. Latest ad- 
ditions to the cast are Lucila Men- 
dez, Nell O'Day, Dan Wolheim. 
Lalive Brownell, William White and 
Alan Brooks. Shooting began under 
the direction of Luther Reed last 
Monday in Atlantic City. 

The demonstration picture to be 
made in color by Eastern Produc- 
tions, Inc., and which was postponed 
early in May, will go into work to- 
day at the Eastern Service studio in 

Production on the two-reel Educa- 
tional-Coronet comedy featuring 
Tom Patricola and Buster West, 
supported by Marian Martin, Wini- 
fred Law, Eddie Roberts, and San- 
dra Ward was completed Saturday 
it the Eastern Service Studio in 
Astoria. Al Christie, personally di- 
rected the short. 

Work on the picture featuring 
Jlmmie Savo, to be pi-oduced by. 
Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, 
is scheduled to start about the 15tM 
of August at the Eastern Scri'ice 
studio in Astoria. 

Winifred Law, stage player last 
seen in "Hotel Alimony" and who 
was signed by Educational to play 
in the comedy with Tom Patricola 
and Buster West, is scheduled to 
return to Broadway in one of the 
new season's first plays. 


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NEW yCCr, TOESDA^, JOLT 1C, 1934 


48% of Para. Stock Deposited in Reorganization 


Southeast Exhibitor Organization is Made Permanent 

Ike Katz Made President 

— Cooperative Affiliate 

Is Formed 

By J. H. REED 
FILM DAILY Staff Correspondent 

Atlanta— The G. T. F. A. (Geor- 
gia - Tennessee - Florida - Alabama) 
rheaters Ass'n, tentatively formed 
four weeks ago, was made perman- 
ant at a two-day meeting which 
.vound up yesterday. Ike Katz of 
Montgomery was elected president, 
with W. L. Coart, Atlanta, treas- 
urer, and A. J. Benedict, Atlanta, 
secretary. Mrs. C. B. Ellis of Atlan- 
ta, Sam Borinsky of Chattanooga 
and H. H. Waters of Birmingham 

(Continued on Page 8) 


Vest Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 
Hollywood — Future purchase of 
notion picture rights covers talk- 
ng picture rights, according to a 
uling of Superior Court Judge 
7 ankwich yesterday. The ruling 
i'as made in a suit brought by Sol 

(Continued on Page 8) 

-Iusic Hall to Play 

10 Universal Films 

; Under a deal just closed by W. 
I Van Schmus for the Radio City 
flusic Hall and James R. Grainger 
nd F. J. A. McCarthy for Univer- 
al, the big Radio City house will 
[lay 10 Universal productions next 
pason, compared with four the past 
(Continued on Page 8) 

Joe Cook Film Postponed 

Indefinite postponement of the Joe 
Cook picture, "Fun On The Air," was 
announced yesterday by S. R. Kent, 
president of Fox. Prior radio contracts 
signed by Cook, and difficulty of find- 
ing a suitable story in time for him to 
make the picture this summer, are 
given as reasons for the postponement. 

No Names Mentioned in Salary Report 

Washington Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 
Washington — Report of movie salaries compiled by Sol A. Rosenblatt, division 
administrator, and to be submitted by General Hugh S. Johnson to the White House 
will contain no names, it is understood. This is in accordance with a pledge that 
the questionnaire replies would be kept secret. The report is said to cover about 
50 pages. 

First Division Making Tieups 

For National Exchange System 

Re-election of Samuelson 
Expected at Jersey Meet 

Re-election of Sidney E. Samuel- 
son as president of Allied Theaters 
of New Jersey is expected to occur 
at the unit's annual convention at 
the Hotel Ritz-Carlton at Atlantic 
City Aug. 22-24. Samuelson is also 
president of Allied States Associa- 

Pittsburgh — A deal closed last 
week whereby First Division will 
distribute the entire Majestic 1934- 
35 program in this territory, is 
looked upon as the first move by 
First Division to combine several 
state right exchanges with First 
Division offices, establishing a coast- 
to-coast distributing agency that 
will handle most of the independent 
(Continued on Page 8) 

Waive Endorsements For New Code Assenters 

Requirement that exhibitors filing 
assents during the extended period 
ending Aug. 15 must obtain two 
endorsements from theatermen who 
previously assented to the code has 
been eliminated, it was stated at 
he Code Authority yesterday. 
Forms of assents go into the mails 
(Continued on Page 8) 

21 Cleveland Theaters 
Apply for Code Assents 

Cleveland — With reopening of the 
period for assents to the code, Mrs, 
Georgia Moffett, secretary of the 
local code boards, has received ap- 
plications for assent from exhibi- 

(Continued on Page 6) 

Sufficient Stock Vote Assured 
For Paramount Reorganization 

Chas. Beahan Appointed 
Goldwyn Rep. in N. Y. 

Charles Beahan, who recently re- 
signed as an associate producer at 
the Columbia studio, yesterday be- 
came Eastern production represen- 
tative for Samuel Goldwyn. Bea- 
han, who is making his headquarters 
(Continued on Page 8) 

More than 48 per cent of Para- 
mount's outstanding stock has been 
deposited with the stockholders' 
committee and promise has been 
given to permit the committee to 
vote sufficient additional stock to 
constitute a majority of the shares, 
it was said yesterday by Albert 
Cook of Cook, Nathan & Lehman, 

(Continued on Page 8) 

Clergy to Present Series 

of Recommendations 

to Film Companies 

Representatives of the Catholic, 
Protestant and Jewish clergy formed 
a permanent interfaith committee 
at a meeting yesterday in the rec- 
tory of the Holy Cross Roman 
Catholic Church and decided to ar- 
range a conference with the heads 
of the major film companies to pre- 
sent a series of recommendations 
for the "cleaning" of motion pic- 
tures. The committee is composed 
of Rev. Joseph A. McCaffrey, pas- 
tor of Holy Cross Church; the Rev. 

(Continued on Page 6) 


Question as to whether or not the 
code's provisions on tieing in shorts 
applies to a film contract made prior 
to the effective date of the code, Dec. 
7, is involved in an appeal filed by 
the Whalley of New Haven against 

(Continued on Page 6) 

Sol Rosenblatt Orders 

N. Y. Theater Survey 

Washington Bureau of THE FILM DAILV 

Washington — A statistical survey 
of all New York houses as regards 
skilled employes such as operators, 
stage hands, engineers and firemen 
was ordered yesterday by Division 
Administrator Sol A. Rosenblatt 

(Continued on Page 8) 


"Vergie" Cleanup in Ohio 

Cincinnati — Despite ministerial and 
other protests, RKO's "Life of Vergie 
Winters" has done so well at the RKO 
Albee that it is holding a second week. 
Picture originally was held up by the 

In Cleveland, "Vergie" broke all 
house records at the Palace since the 
house has been playing straight films 
and also is being held over, according 
to Nat Holt, RKO district manager. 




Tuesday, July 10, 1934 

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RKO 21/4 21/4 2i/ 4 

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do pfd 20 20 20 — 3l/ 2 

Technicolor 13% 123/4 12%— 34 

Gen. Th Eq. 6s40.. 7% 73/ 4 734 + % 
Keith A-0 6s 46 ... . 68% 68 68 — % 

Loew 6s 41ww. .100% 100% 100% 

Paramount 6s 47 ctfs. 473/ 4 473/ 4 473/ 4 — l/ 4 
Par. 5i/ 2 s50 ctfs.... 49 49 49 — % 

Pathe 7s37 993^ 99% 99% + % 

Warner's 6s39 55 54 54 — 2 

Para. Publix 4 33/ 4 33/ 4 

Sam Wood Dudley Murphy 

William M. Conselman Joan Marsh 

John Gilbert 

New Music Hall Deal 

When Sarnoff Returns 

Operating arrangements of the 
Radio City Music Hall following 
the expiration of its lease Aug. 31 
will not be made until after the re- 
urn from Europe of David Sarnoff, 
who is expected to arrive in New 
York Aug. 1. It is believed that 
RKO's lease on the theater with 
the Rockefellers will be renewed 
but that a change in operating pol- 
icy will be made. W. G. Van 
Schmus, managing director and 
Rockefeller representative, will like- 
ly be retained in the same capacity 
but with actual charge of stage 
presentations going to the RKO the- 
ater operating department. A sim- 
'ar arrangement existed last year 
following the opening of the the- 
f er when "Roxy" was taken ill and 
the stage presentations came un- 
''er the supervision of Harold B. 
^t-anklin, then in full charge of all 
RKO theater operation. 

Johnston Driving to Coast 

W. Ray Johnston, president of 
Monogram, together with C. King 
Cbarney, distributor of Agfa film, 
will leave New York July 15 for a 
motor trip to the coast. Stops will 
be made at the Agfa plant in Bing- 
hamton and at exchange points in- 
cluding Buffalo, Cleveland, Chica- 
go, St. Louis, Kansas City, Okla- 
homa City, Dallas and Los Anereles. 
After several weeks at the Mono- 
gram studios, Johnston will visit 
San Francisco, Portland, Salt Lake 
City, Denver and Omaha, thence to 
New York by train. During his 
eiffht-week absence, Eddie Golden 
will act as Johnston's alternate on 
the Code Authority. 

Columbia Conventioneers 
See Century of Progress 

Chicago — Most of the delegates 
to Columbia's western sales conven- 
tion arrived Sunday and were guests 
of A Century of Progress. The 
three-day convention got under 
way yesterday at the Medinah Club, 
with Jack Cohn welcoming the sales 
representatives numbering nearly 
100. Sales talks by executives oc- 
cupied the entire day. 

Decision Is Due Today 
On Paramount Trustees 

Meeting of Paramount creditors 
will be held this morning before 
Federal Judge Coxe in the old Post 
Office building to determine whether 
Eugene W. Leake, Charles H. Rich- 
ardson and Charles D. Hilles, tem- 
porary trustees for Paramount un- 
der the new bankruptcy law, shall 
be made permanent trustees. 

No Closings for Summer 
Reported in Cleveland 

Cleveland — Not one movie theater 
in Greater Cleveland is closed for 
the summer, according to local rec- 
ords. This is the first time that the 
summer has not brought some clos- 
ings. Akron is also reported to 
be 100 per cent open, while in the 
territory fewer closed houses are 
reported than at any other time. 

Supper Follows "Nell Gwyn" 

Following the invitation preview 
of "Nell Gwyn" at the Astor the 
ater tonight, Herbert Wilcox of 
British & Dominions, producer of 
the picture, which is being released 
by United Artists, will play host to 
an invited group at the Hotel As- 

Mrs. Rembusch Dead 

Shelbyville, Ind — Mrs. Frank J. 
Rembusch, 57, wife of the Indiana 
theater owner whose circuit of the- 
aters is now being managed by his 
son, Truman, died last week of a 
cerebral hemorrhage. Rembusch has 
been in a sanitarium receiving 
treatment for a paralytic condition 
of the legs. 

Advance "Navy" Release Date 

With more than 141 Class "A" 
dates in key cities already set on 
"Here Comes the Navy," with James 
Cagney and Pat O'Brien, Warner 
Bros, has advanced the general re- 
lease date of the picture from Sep- 
tember to July 21. 

Columbia Film for Music Hall 

"Whom the Gods Destroy," Co- 
lumbia picture featuring Walter 
Connolly with Doris Kenyon and 
Robert Young, opens Thursday at 
the Radio City music hall. 

A. A. Beecroft Dead 

Mamaroneck, N. Y. — A. A. (bet- 
ter known as "Jim") Beecroft, 56, 
a pioneer in the producing field 
in association with David 
Horsley, later associated with "Ex- 
hibitors Herald," shot himself 
while alone in a rowboat off Harbor 
Island Park. He leaves a wife and 
two children besides his brothers in- 
cluding Chester Beecroft of the Bee- 
croft Florida Studios and John 
Edgar Beecroft, corporation coun- 
sel of Pelham Manor. 

Dick Powell in Radio Series 

Dick Powell will be the topliner 
in an important series of WABC 
radio programs next fall, to be spon- 
sored by Campbell's Soups and 
known as "Dick Powell's Hollywood 
Hotel." Many famous stars will be 
heard with Powell from week to 
week. WABC is now conducting a 
national audition contest to pick a 
girl to play opposite the Warner 
star in the series 

"Production Code" Not Film Code 

Washington Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Washington — The NRA, through 
Division Administrator Sol A. Ros- 
enblatt, yesterday pointed out that 
"the production code" referred to in 
daily newspapers is not the motion 
picture code. 

Maurice White a Colonel 

Cincinnati — Maurice White, War- 
ner distribution manager here, has 
been made a Kentucky colonel on 
the staff of Governor Ruby Laffoon. 
Donald Stanley, Warner field repre- 
sentative, also received a similar 

Coming and Going 

ANDY ROY, Paramount manager in Syracuse 
has arrived in New York. 

J R. McDONOUGH left for the coast last 

HELEN FERGUSON, Hollywood publicity agent 
returns to the coast today. 

E. H. ALLEN of Educational will arrive on 
the coast today. 

DAVID SARNOFF will return Aug. 1, from 

expects to return to Hollywood next week 
with Mrs. Barthelmess instead of going to 
Europe as originally planned. 

T. KEITH GLENNON of Eastern Service 
Studios, Hollywood plant is in New York for 
a visit. 

ISABEL JEWELL, M-G-M player, is at the 
Hotel Warwick for a week's vacation, after 
which she returns to the Coast. 

LANNY ROSS leaves about the end of next 
week for the Paramount studios on the coast. 

H. M ADDISON, Loew district manager with 
headquarters in Cleveland, is in New York for 
a visit. 

MONCKTON HOFFE, M-G-M writer, is on 
his way from Hollywood to Europe for a vaca- 

NELL O'DAY has gone to Atlantic City to 
appear in "Convention Girl," which Dave 
Thomas is shooting there. 

TERSON return to Detroit today from New 

Lincoln to Hold Vote 
On Sunday Amusements 

Lincoln, Neb. — A petition bearing 
nore than 5,000 names, twice as 
nany as needed, was filed here yes- 

erday with the city clerk and as- 
sured balloting on Sunday shows at 
the Aug. 14 election. Local blue law 
las been three times assaulted at 

he polls, the last time eight years \ 
ago, but has always stood by a sub 
stantial margin. 


Many thanks for 
the 1934 Edition of 
the Year Book. I 
am glad to have it, 
and find it useful 
through the year. 

Gabriel t. Hess 
General Attorney 
M. P. Producers 

& Distributors 
of America, Inc. 

1,000 Pages -- Free to 
Film Daily Subscribers. 

Tuesday, July 10, 1934 




"Down Under" Life 
Reflects Hollywood 

AUSTRALIA is Hollywood 
style-conscious, and as a 
natural result, the women there 
are as well turned out as the 
average American girl. There 
is such keen interest in the 
Hollywood inspired styles that 
the local newspapers devote an 
extraordinary amount of space 
to photographs and descrip- 
tions of the apparel worn on 
and off the screen by the fash- 
ion plates of the cinema cap- 
ital. The names of the fam- 
ous Hollywood style creators — 
Gwen Wakeling, Adrian and 
Travis Banton — are as familiar 
to the women readers as the 
noted Paris couturiers — Chanel, 
Schiaparelli. and Paul Poiret. 
Feminine interest in what the 
stars wear and use even ex- 
tends to the field of cosmetics, 
and the press obligingly pub- 
lishes exhaustive data on the 
art of makeup, the use of per- 
fumes and kindred topics. Radio, 
has been quick to follow the lead 
of the press, and there are nu- 
merous broadcasts catering to 
the general feminine demand 
for miscellaneous news about 
the sartorial and cosmetic pref- 
erences of the screen lumin- 

— Arthur Kelly. 

Charles Ruggles Analyzes 
Value of Motion in Comedy 

A/fOVIES must move to be 
universally entertaining. 
Dialogue can be smai't and wit- 
ty, but unless there is motion 
the picture is bound to lack 
something. Comedy relies on 
motion to a greater extent than 
most people realize. A comedian 
can say a funny line any place, 
but if he says it at a moment 
when he is in great danger from 
some moving object, or when 
something menacing is moving 
in his direction, it's twice as 

— Charlie Ruggles. 

Kan., Mo. Openings 

Kansas City — The Casino, Excel- 
sior Springs, recently was opened 
by James Terhune with RCA sound 
equipment. The Cheney Merchants' 
theater, Cheney, Kan., is a new spot 
with an RCA portable. The Acad- 
emy, Ironton, has been reopened by 
W. P. Sumpter, who has installed 
RCA sound. J. E. Huston has open- 
ed the new Huston, Stanberry, with 
RCA sound. The West, Wichita, was 
opened July 7 with RCA sound by 0. 
F. Sullivan. 

MONO the 


• • • A VERY interesting experiment to be con- 
ducted by the Theater of the Air which opens at the 

former Earl Carroll Casino theater early in August they 

will have a permanent legit stock company Broadway play 

successes will be condensed to fit the half-hour periods taken 
up by the radio broadcasts four units of 13 plays each will 

be formed a new play to be performed on the stage be- 

fore an audience every Monday and simultaneously broad- 

cast over the air one unit will stay in the theater for 13 

weeks then it will be sent on the road to other theaters 

and radio stations with the repertoire played in New York 

the second, third and fourth units will follow play 

their 13 weeks, and start rotating with the first unit com- 
ing back to the Theater of the Air each play will have 

a stage production to compare with its original Broadway show- 
ing thus the theater audience will be fully catered to, as 

well as the radio audience interesting if they can 

make a qro of it of course the air programs will be 


T T T 

• • • ONE OF our big film execs was talking to an in- 
fluential gent in church circles the other day and the lat- 
ter came right out and stated that after they had cleaned 

up the Screen and Stage the Church was going out after 

the Newspapers so it gives us a sardonic laugh to 

watch certain newspapers playing up the present troubles of 
the film industry and writing editorials about the un- 
wholesomeness of films little realizing that they are help- 
ing to make it tough for themselves later on 

T T T 

• • • A NICE family reunion for Hap Hadley's 

clan Hap, Art. Ted and Bob who all work in the 

Hadley Film Art Emporium they will journey back to the 

old home town of Findlay, Illinois on Friday to stay for 

10 days the parents of the boys will come on from Okla- 

homa to the Illinois town where the Hadleys started originally 

it will be a great event for the li'l town of Findlay 

when these four lads who made good in the big city return . . . 

T T ▼ 

• • • BY SPECIAL arrangement with the Navy Dep't 

Warners will co-operate in having their pix, "Here Comes 
the Navy" shown to officers and men of the Fleet through- 
out the service including the outpost stations such as the 

Philippines and the Orient Arthur Sanchez of the Trans- 
Oceanic Film Export Co. has closed a deal for distribution 
of a series of films in Brazil 

T T T 

• • • A BROADCAST tonite over WOR by the 

Roxy theater in association with Fanchon and Marco 

the fourth in the series of weekly broadcasts with Eddie 

Peabody, the Roxy Ensemble, Jerome Mann, Kramer and Galli 
and Ross and Edwards Ann Phillips, a five-year-old young- 

ster from Brooklyn is being given film tests by a couple 

of major companies this week for she looks like another 

Shirley Temple 

T T T 

• • • THE OPENING performance of Ethel Barrymore 
in "Laura Garnett" with the Mayfair Players at Dobbs Ferry 

has been postponed to July 16 at the Washington theater 
there following the Barrymore engagement will come 
Mary Young in "To My Husband" by William J. Fulham 

« « « 

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K. C. Merchants Boosted 
"The House of Rothschild" 

TN ushering in the premiere of 
"The House of Rothschild," 
starring George Arliss, Man- 
ager John McManus of Loew's 
Midland here, got many attrac- 
tive displays in leading mer- 
chant stores. A few weeks be- 
fore the opening, McManus 
started his newspaper publicity 
campaign and keot building up 
until a few days prior to the 
opening and the heavy "Roths- 
child" publicity dominated every 
amusement page. The "Star" de- 
voted eight columns to an art 
layout containing the 13 lead- 
ing characters in the picture, 
numerous feature stories and 
roto breaks. Through a tie-up 
with Standard Brands, distrib- 
utors of Chase & Sanborn coffee, 
McManus secured 40 of their 
trucks which were bannered 
with special cards. • The K. C. 
News Company got out 600 news- 
stand cards plugging both the 
picture and Motion Picture 
Magazine which contained a 
special story on "Rothschild." 
The John Taylor dry goods com- 
pany devoted an entire window 
display to the picture, used a 
co-operative ad in which "Roths- 
child" was mentioned and also 
put on a 15 minute radio sketch 
over station KMBC. Ten daily 
radio announcements were se- 
cured over stations WLBF and 
KWKC, thus giving the picture 
great coverage. Western Union 
arranged 12 window displays in 
branch offices using facsimiles 
of the George Arliss telegram, 
scene stills and appropriate 
cards. The Hotel President 
used special menu cards which 
plugged the engagement. 

— Loew's Midland, 

Kansas City. 

Syndicated Cartoon 
Tieup On "The Navy" 

J7XHIBITORS playing Warner 
Bros.' "Here Comes The 
Navy", are offered an unusual 
opportunity for newspaper tie- 
ups with publications using the 
syndicated cartoon strip on the 
life of James Cagney. The 
strip, which is released by the 
United Features Syndicate, con- 
sists of twelve chapters appear- 
ing daily in newspapers over the 
country, simultaneously with 
the showings of "Here Comes 
The Navy". The picture, which 
had its world priemiere at the 
Loew's State Theater in Nor- 
folk, will be nationally released 
July 2st. 

— Warners. 




Tuesday, July 10, 1934 



Split in production between east 
and west of Educational's 1934-35 
program has not as yet been decided 
but it is likely that E. H. Allen will 
make at least 20 on the coast, Earle 
W. Hammons told Film Daily 
yesterday. Allen, who arrives at 
the coast studios today has been 
definitely assigned one Keaton com- 
edy, one "Frolic of Youth" one 
Coronet series and one Musical 
Comedy. It is believed that Allen 
will produce the entire series of 
four Keaton releases and six Frolics. 
The Coronet and Musical Comedy 
groups will be split, with eastern 
production taking at least half of 
each series. Hammons is now plan- 
ning a trip to England and will 
possibly sail early in August. 

Cincinnati Chatter 

Cincinnati — While returning from 
the Columbia convention by plane, 
Allan Moritz, local distribution man- 
ager, was forced down in a corn- 
field about 25 miles outside of At- 
lantic City. Mike Spanagel, Si 
Stewart, Link Davis and Charier. 
Palmer were with him. No damage. 

Deal is under way for sale of 
the Taft-owned Paramount theaters 
in Hamilton and Middletown. 

William Bennett has opened the 
Dunbar, colored house. 

Variety Club outing will be 
staged July 30 at Strieker's Grove. 

Helen Cain, Columbia assistant 
manager, is on vacation in Michigan. 

Lou Lichstein, U. A auditor, ar- 
rived in town last week. 

Cincy Unit Meets July 17 

Cincinnati — A meeting of exhibi- 
tors is announced for July 17 by 
Willis Vance, president of the Ohio 
Valley Independent Exhibitor 
League. The new zoning schedule 
will be presented. 

K. C. Film Row Picnic July 16 

Kansas City — Annual picnic of 
film row will be held July 16, a day 
before the Missouri-Kansas Theater 
Ass'n convention, and exhibitors are 
being invited because the convention 
has no entertainment scheduled Ar- 
thur Cole is chairman. Committees 
also include Clarence Schultz, Elmer 
Rhoden, Irwin Dubinsky, Frank 
Hensler, G. L. Carrington, Peck 
Baker, Benny Benjamin, Harry Tay- 
lor, Leo and Martin Finkelstein, 
Judge Leland Hazard. 

Safron Gets Dual Bill 

Chicago — While here attending the 
Columbia sales convention yesterday, 
Jerome Safron received word from the 
coast that he had become the father 
of twin girls. 

No New Offer for Fox Metropolitan Houses 

There will be no change in the cash bid of $4,000,000 originally made by the 
Loew-Warner combination for the Fox Metropolitan Playhouses when the new bid is 
presented to Federal Judge Mack, Thursday afternoon, THE FILM DAILY learns. The 
major changes in the offer will be in the construction of the wording of several 
paragraphs covering details. .The "breakdown" cost sheets for individual theaters 
in the circuit will likely be submitted by the bondholders committee over the protest 
of the present operators. These breakdowns were demanded by the Loew attorneys 
at last week's hearing. 

Rogers Asks Fan Views 
On Free Radio Audiences 

In his final broadcast of the pres- 
ent season last Sunday night, Will 
Rogers appeared before the "mike" 
without his usual audience and gave 
a talk in which he invited listeners 
to write in and express their favor 
or objection to free audiences in 
broadcasting studios. Rogers said 
he personally feels that persons at- 
tending broadcasts should be re- 
quired to pay a small fee, out of 
fariness to theaters. 

The comedian and his family will 
leave the west coast shortly for a 
round-the-world tour, via Hawaii 
and Siberia. 

Columbia Sending Rogell 
On Foreign Survey Abroad 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — Giving consideration 
to extending its producing activities 
abroad, Columbia is expected to send 
Assocate Producer Sid Rogell to 
England for a survey of the situa- 

Fox Sales Meetings in Paris 

Paris — Clayton P Sheehan, Fox 
foreign department head, and Sid- 
ney Towell, Fox treasurer, have ar- 
rived here to hold sales meetings 
with managing directors and branch 
managers from every important city 
in Europe. Particular emphasis is 
being placed in the second annual 
'Sidney R. Kent drive." 

Port Jefferson Theater Appeals 

Port Jefferson Theater, Port Jef- 
ferson, has appealed to the Code 
Authority from the decision last 
week of the New York clearance and 
zoning board rezoning the Long 
Island area around Port Jefferson. 

Research Council Post Still Vacant 

Executive committee of the Mo- 
tion Picture Research Council at a 
meeting yesterday failed to reach a 
decision on a successor to Mrs. Aug- 
ust Belmont, who recently resigned 
as president of the Council The 
committee will meet again next 
Monday to consider the matter. 

Harris House Reopened 

Pittsburgh — The William Penn 
theater, Northside, has reopened 
under management of Harris 
Amusement Co. John M. Morin re- 
mains manager of the house, which 
has been redecorated and equipped 
with new seats 

"Little Man" Holds in Cleveland 

Cleveland — "Little Man, What 
Now?" is being held a second week 
at the Allen. 

Ban on Dual Features 
Looms in Grand Rapids 

Grand Rapids, Mich. — Efforts of 
local exhibitors to combine groups 
seeking censorship of films into a 
film guidance counsel are meeting 
with success, except that the groups 
have taken a definite stand that 
double features must be eliminated. 
Efforts are being made by exhibitors 
to cooperate along lines requested, 
the majority favoring elimination of 
duals. H. M Richey, manager of 
Michigan Allied, is working on a 
plan with producers whereby double 
bills can be banned here. 

Final Short for 1933-34 
Goes in Work at Columbia 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — "Hollywood Cinder- 
ella," which will mark the comple- 
tion of Columbia's 1933-34 schedule, 
has gone in work under the direc- 
tion of Archie Goettler, who wrote 
the musical short with Ewart Ad- 
amson. Jules White is supei-vising. 

Must Discontinue Rebates 

Boston — Issuing of tickets, desig- 
nated as lithograph advertising 
privilege passes providing for ad- 
mission with payment of 10 cents, 
is a code violation and must be 
discontinued by the Tremont, now 
operated by Frederick E. Lieber- 
man, the grievance board has ruled. 

Jack Mehler Joins Agency 

Jack Mehler, formerly with the 
American Play Co , has joined 
Romm, Meyers, Bestry and Scheu- 
ing to handle plays and motion pic- 

Waite's Will Filed 

Will of Stanley B. Waite, Para- 
mount sales executive who died re- 
cently, was filed for probate yes- 
terday in Surrogate's Court at 
White Plains. Arthur Israel, Jr., 
is attorney for the estate. 

Amateur Sound Camera at Fair 
Chicago — A sound camera, no 
larger than ordinary cameras and 
using 16 mm. film, is on view in the 
RCA exhibit at A Century of Pro- 
gress. A projector accompanies the 


RKO will not appoint an execu- 
tive producer to replace Pandio 
Berman, who recently resigned from 
the position to take over unit pro- 
duction, the Film Daily learns. As- 
signments are being handed asso- 
ciate producers by B. B. Kahane, 
president of RKO Studios. J. M. 
McDonough, president of Radio Pic- 
tures, left for the coast yesterday to 
take active charge of all production 
and to supervise preparation of 
stories for the 1934-35 schedule. 

Complete Distribution 
Is Arranged by Mascot 

Complete national distribution for! 
its ten features and two specials I 
for 1934-35 release has been set by : 
Mascot. Among the 23 exchanges j 
that will handle the pz - oduct are: 

Excellent Pictures, Detroit; Far West Ex- 
charges, Los Angeles and San Francisco: 
Gold Me<!al Film, Philadelphia and Washing- 
ton; Hollywood Films, Boston; B. N. Judell 
Chicago, St. Louis and Indianapolis; Inde- 
pendent Film Distributors, Dallas; Home 
state Film, Little Rock, Ark.; A. C. Brom- 
ber.? Attractions, Atlanta; Majestic Pictures 
Milwaukee, Wis.; .Majestic Film Distributing 
Corp., New York; Majestic Film Exchange 
Seattle and Portland; Midwest Film Distribu 
tors, Kansas City and Omaha; Monarch Pic- 
tures, Pittsburgh; Standard Film Exchanges, 
Buffalo and Albany; J. S. Jossey, Clevelan 
and Cincinnati; Monogram Pictures, Okla- 
homa City; Distinctive Screen Attractions 
Denver and Salt Lake City, and CelebrateJ 
Film Exchange, Minneapolis. 

Team Merle Oberon, Leslie Howard 

London — Merle Oberon, who ap- 
peared in "Private Life of Henry 
VIII" and lately opposite Douglas 
Fairbanks in "Private Life of Don 
Juan," has been assigned by London 
Films to co-star with Leslie Howard 
in "Scarlet Pimpernel." 

Robeson for London Film 

London — Paul Robeson, star oi 
"Emperor Jones," has been signed 
by London Films for "Congo Raid,'? 
based on Edgar Wallace's story, 
"Saunders of the River." Nina Mad 
MacKinney, who appeared in "Hal3 
lelujah," also will be in it. Zoltatf 
Korda is director. 

Sunday Record at Roxy 

Shirley Temple in "Baby, Take 
Bow" at the Roxy drew a Sundaji 
attendance of more than 27,000, the 
peak set in 1931. To accommodate 
the crowds, house will continue tc 
open at 10:30 A M. all this week.; 
The picture is now in its second 

C. A. Member a Playwright 

"Tragedy-Park Avenue," a play by 
Claire Boothe Brokaw, Government mem- 
ber of the Code Authority, opens to- 
night at the Beechwood theater, Scar- 
borough-on Hudson, Miss Brokaw is 
also writing for "The New York 





Cleveland — All theaters belonging 
to the Cleveland M. P. Exhibitors 
Ass'n, practically 90 per cent of the 
houses in Greater Cleveland, drop- 
ped double features Sunday in ac- 
cordance with the recently signed 
agreement of the organization's 
membership. The ban is to continue 
through the 1934-35 season. Ex- 
changes have been asked to coop- 
erate in the ban, but several major 
distributors are disregarding the re- 
quest, stating they will continue to 
serve dual bill houses in accordance 
with the clearance schedule, namely 
365 days after the first-run 

Gloria Swanson is Signed 
. By Fox for Musical Film 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 
Hollywood — : Gloria Swanson has 
been borrowed by Fox from M-G-M 
for her first musical comedy film, 
the Erich Pommer production of the 
Kern-Hammerstein operetta, "Music 
in the Air." John Boles and Doug- 
las Montgomery will be co-starred 
with her. Also in the cast are Al 
Shean, Hobart Bosworth, Joe Caw- 
thorn, June Vlasek and Marjorie 
Main. Production starts in two 

Blast Wrecks Key West House 

Key West, Fla.— An explosion in 
the projection room wrecked the 
Strand on Friday. Jack Roy Perez, 
10-year-old son of Manuel Perez, 
motion picture operator, was killed 
and the flames following the explo- 
sion threatened an entire block. Juan 
Carbonell, owner and operator of 
the theater, estimates the loss at 
$80,000, of which $15,000 was cov- 
ered by insurance. There was no 
performance going on at the time. 

Vitaphone Signs Rosco Ates 

Rosco Ates has been signed by 
Sam Sax, Vitaphone studio chief, 
for a series of shorts. Deal was 
made through the Joe Rivkin office. 

Rivkin also has placed Nell O'Day 
in "Convention Girl," the Dave 
Thomas picture now in production 
in Atlantic City. 

Plan One Censor for Canada 

Ottawa — Only one federal censor, 
instead of separate censor boards 
for the nine provinces, is proposed 
for Canada in a plan now being 
worked out by the New Prime Min- 

Naming Berres' Successor 

A successor to Al Berres, who re- 
cently resigned as a member of the 
Coast committee on studio labor, will 
be named by the Code Authority at its 
meeting tomorrow Berres has been 
appointed a member of the Radio 





placed in charge of the book and 
play department of Lichtig and 
Englander. She is the daughter of 
Benjamin Spellman, prominent New 
York attorney, and the sister of 
Howard Spellman, RKO story editor. 
She was educated at Bishopthorpe 
Manor and studied with Richard 
Boleslavsky at the American Labo- 
ratory theater in New York. 

T T T 

Jevere Gibbons, five-year-old ac- 
tress, has completed an important 
part in "Servants' Entrance," which 
Frank Lloyd directed for Fox. 

T T T 

Marguerite Roberts, one of the 
busiest writers on the coast, is writ- 
ing the screen play for "End of the 
World," which will be made by 

T T T 

Dorothy Samson, formerly with 
Allied Productions, has entered the 
candy business with her sister. Her 
brother is the Fox exchange man- 
ager in Buffalo. 

T T T 

Robert H. Planck, ace cameraman, 
who was in charge of photography 
on "Our Daily Bread," produced and 
directed by King Vidor, is doing the 
camera work on "King Kelly of the 
U. S. A ," which Monogram is mak- 
ing, with Leonard Fields as the di- 

T T T 

Charlotte Henry, Felix Knight 
and Virginia Karns have been sign- 
ed for important roles in "Babes in 
Toyland," the Laurel and Hardy 
feature, which Hal Roach will pro- 

T ▼ T 

Monogram has added Bodil Ros- 
ing, Johnny Arthur, William von 
Brincken and Phyllis Ludwig to the 
cast of "King Kelly of the U.S A.," 
in which Guy Robertson is being 
starred. Joe Sanders, formerly of 
Coon-Sanders orchestra, and Bernie 
Grossman are writing the songs for 
Robertson. Robert Planck will 
be first cameraman, with Leonard 
Fields directing. 

▼ T T 

Judith Allen has been signed for 
the feminine lead in Mascot's 
"Young and Beautiful." 

T T T 

Archie Stout will be first camera- 
man on "Wolf Hunters" and Ira 
Morgan on "Girl of the Limberlost," 
both Monogram pictures 

▼ T T 

Several famous film personalities 
of "silent" days, including Charles 
Ray, Robert Warwick, Myrtle Stead- 
man, William Farnum and Lucille 
LaVerne are in "LibertyV'recent- 
ly completed feature "School for 
Girls." Sidney Fox and Paul Kelly 
head the cast of 28 players in the 
film, written by Albert DeMond and 
suggested by Reginald Wright 
Kauffman's "O u r Undisciplined 
Daughters." William Nigh directed. 

Now in preparation by Lou Os- 
trow, Universal producer, is the 
screen version of Charles Grape- 
win's published story, "The Town 
Pump." Grapewin is also to be 
starred in the picture, which is be- 
ing made under" the banner of O-G 

T T T 

Although Laird Doyle, Warner 
scenarist, is suffering from a severe 
cold, he has refused to suspend work 
on his current assignment, "Oil For 
the Lamps of China," hoping to 
keep up the enviable record of speed 
and efficiency which he established 
on his last two Warner scenarios 
"British Agent" and "The Key." 

Director Richard Wallace is not 
the only successful member of the 
"bunch" he went with in school. At 
a recent reunion, he learned that 
among the closest personal friends 
of his earlier days are a bank pres- 
ident, a railroad executive, two gov- 
ernment officials, and several promi- 
nent and successful business men. 

T T T 

Ned Sparks, the screen's leading 
exponent of pessimistic comedy 
credits his emaciated, sour-looking 
visage to a once chronic case of 
indigestion from which he suffered. 
When his indigestion was cured he 
had to continue to look sour-face 
and disgruntled, despite his returr 
to health, because he had made an 
outstanding reputation as a "grouch" 
comedian. A near-starvation diet 
did the trick. 

T T T 

"Kid Millions," Eddie Cantor's 
new musical comedy under the 
Samuel Goldwyn Banner, went into 
production this week. Sixty prize 
beauties, including 31 newcomers, 
are in the new group of Goldwyn 
Girls. They will make their debut 
in a stylized minstrel show. 

Spencer Tracy has recovered from 
his recent accident, when he fell off 
a horse, and is resuming work at 
Fox in "Marie Galante." 
r ▼ r 

Dorothy Howell is collaborating 
with Ethel Hill on "I'll Fix It," 
original by Leonard Spigelgass, as 
the next vehicle for Jack Holt. An- 
other Holt story, "Depths Below," 
by Kurt Kempler, is being given 
screen treatment by Bruce Manning. 

T T r 

Universal is negotiating for Mari- 
lyn Miller to work in "The Great 

t ▼ T 

"Among the Missing," Columbia 
picture with Richard Cromwell and 
Billie Seward in the leads, goes in 
work this week. 

T T T 

Fannie Brice, who has arrived 
here to appear in "The Great Zieg- 


Detroit — As a result of the church 
censorship campaigns against 
movies, a new impetus will be given 
to the non-theatrical field, with reg- 
ular producers seeking to distribute 
their cleaner type films through 
these channels where there is a 
real demand for them, it is pre- 
dicted by A. J. Norris, president of 
Michigan Film Library, coincident 
with the revealing of plans for a 
new national association of non- 
theatrical distributors. Churches and 
other special buyers have learned 
they can place faith in the non-the- 
atrical exchanges, says Norris. The 
new organization now being formed 
is not yet named, but will have the 
cooperation of the Harmon Founda- 
tion and the Motion Picture Re- 
search Council, according to Norris. 

feld" for Universal is being sought 
by RKO Radio for "Radio City 

Roy Burns, production business 
manager for Cecil B. DeMille, has 
left for China, where he will spend 
his vacation and recuperate from a 
recent slight illness. Burns, who 
has worked with DeMille for more 
than ten years, left for San Fran- 
cisco to catch the S. S. Chichibu 
Maru after clearing up business 
matters pertaining to DeMille's lat- 
est Paramount production, "Cleopa- 

Mack Gordon and Harry Revel, 
who rolled into Hollywood on the 
strains of "An Orchid to You," and 
remained to write hit tunes for 
Bing Crosby, have signed a two-year 
extension on their present Para- 
mount contract. Their last assign- 
ment was "She Loves Me Not" with 
Crosby, Miriam Hopkins and Kitty 
Carlisle. They now are working on 
tunes for "The Big Broadcast of 

Able to sit up for the first time 
since she suffered a light attack of 
infantile paralysis, Ida Lupino. 
blonde English actress, is reported 
by her mother, Mrs. Stanley Lupino, 
definitely on the way to recovery. 

Committees Meet 

Preliminary to the Code Authority 
meeting tomorrow, its legal and pro- 
duction committees met yesterday. At 
the production committee session were: 
W. Ray Johnston, Harold S. Bareford 
and J. Robert Rubin. Rubin and Austin 
C. Keough attended the legal com- 
mittee meeting. 

Today the committees on clearance 
and zoning and grievance boards meet. 
Present will be: George J. Schaefer, 
R. H. Cochran, Charles L. O'Reilly and 
Harold S. Bareford. 





Short Shots from Eastern Studios 


[Continued from Pane l) 'BREAKDOWN on the story "Gigo 

Frederick B. Newell, chairman of.-^wto" k„ ri^A„„ k-„u„ ,„;n u, 

the committee on civic affairs and 
social betterment of the Greater 
New York Federation of Churches, 
and the Rev. Dr. Sydney E. Gold- 
stein, of the New York Board of 
Jewish Ministers. 

Dr. Goldstein, who was designated 
to arrange a meeting with the pro- 
ducers, said that the recommenda- 
tions of the interfaith committee 
for purifying the films would not be 
made public until they had been 
presented to the producers. He said 
he expected to get in touch with 
the producers about the proposed 
meeting within the next few days. 

Church's Cleanup Drive 
Extending to the Stage 

Campaign of the churches against 
the objectionable will be extended to 
the stage, dance halls and magaz- 
ines, it is learned following a dis- 
cussion vesterdav bv Cs f holic lead- 
ers with Monsignor Michael J. 
Lavelle of St. Patrick's Cathedral 

At a meeting scheduled for Fri- 
J iv at its headquarters here, th" 
Federal Council of Churches will 
decide on a form of pledge to be 
pdopted in cooperating with the 

Catholics exnect to enroll about 
R. 000. 000 in the drive, while the 
Protestant figure is estimated at 

Grinnell Theaters Merge 

Grinnell, la.— Merger of the Iowa 
and Strand theaters became effective 
July 8, with William Mart, head of 
the Strand corporation, in charge of 
both. Each theater will continue to 
operate without change of policy. 
r>ick Phillips, manager of the Iowa 
is to be traveling manager for Cen- 
tral States Theaters Corporation. 

Cozy, Minneapolis, Bombed 

Minneapolis- — A bomb thrown into 
the lobby wrecked the front of the 
Cozy theater. Proprietor Morris 
Yelen said he had no idea of the 
cause for the bombing. The house 
is all union. 




"Rosemary Ames, in order to pre- 
serve her figure, never eats breakfast 
until after the clock has struck 12 
noon." — FOX. 

ette" by Gordon Kahn, will be 
completed this week by Select Pro- 
ductions, headed by Burt Kelly and 
William Saal, with casting for the 
picture starting next Monday and 
production scheduled to get under 
way July 30. Work will be at the 
Biograph studios. 
Falcon Productions, headed by 
Dave Thomas, and now on location 
n Atlantic City for the feature, 
"Convention Girl", will move into 
the Photocolor studio, Irvington-on- 
the Hudson, on Friday, where in- 
ferior shots will be made. Luther 
Reed is directing. 

A one-reel musical short produced 
by Peggy Keenan and Sandra Phil- 
lips and featuring their orchestra 
was made yesterday at the West 
Coast Service studio. Joseph Steiner 
was associate producer on the pic- 
ture, with Harold Godsoe directing. 
Charles Harten is credited with the 
camera work, while Jack Shalitt 
made the stills. 


"Nephews of Paris" is the title 
of the demonstration picture being 
made in color and which was put 
into work yesterday by Eastern Pro- 
ductions, Inc., at the Eastern Ser- 
vice studio in Astoria. Lee Garmes 
is directing the short, with P. M. 
Hamilton, executive producer, super- 
vising. Featured in the cast are the 
six harmony singers of the Onyx 
club, Ruth Hall, Red McKenzie and 
the floor show girls from the Hol- 
lywood and Paradise restaurants. Ar- 
thur Cozine is production manager, 
while Bob Stillman is assisting on 
he direction and Dan Cavelli is be- 

hind the camera. Others interested 
in the production and on the set are 
John Capstaff, Eastman technical 
man; Frank Cavett, dialogue direc- 
tor and Lorenzo Del Riccio. 
T. Keith Glennon, vice-president 
of Eastern Service Studios, Inc., who 
has been on the coast for the past 
two months, returned Saturday on 
a business trip which will keep him 
in the east about three weeks, after 
which he will return to the com- 
pany's plant on the coast. 

In answer to the many requests 
about "Frankie and Johnnie", pro- 
duced by All Star Productions at the 
Biograph studios, the first finishec 
print on the feature has just beer 
delivered. Releasing arrangements 
are now being negotiated with ma- 
jor companies and release of thi 
feature is promised for early thi. 


Walter Keller, art director at the 
Eastern Service studio in Astoria 
is highly elated over the many con- 
gratulatory messages for his work 
on the sets constructed under hi 
direction for the productions madi 
at the Astoria plant. 

Dick Himber and his Ritz Carlton 
orchestra start work tomorrow in < 
one-reeler at the Brooklyn Vitaphon 
studio. The short will be released 
in the "Melody Masters" series. 

Warren Murray, assistant directoi 
on the Spanish production for Para- 
mount International starring Carlo: 
Gardel, has become an adept studen 
■n foreign languages, as both Span 
ish and French are spoken fluently. 

Featuring Tom Terriss Short 
"The Veiled Dancer," one of the 
"Quest of the Perfect Woman" 
series of travel romances produced 
by Tom Terriss, is being featured 
at the Cameo. Negotiations for 
major release of the new series are 
now under way. 

Keith Memorial Reports Loss 

Net loss of $209,225 is reported 
by Keith Memorial Theater Corp., 
Boston, controlled by RKO, for the 
year 1933. 

Attendance Up in Greece 

Attendance at movies in Greece 
for 1933-34 was 20 to 25 per cent 
higher than in the preceding season, 
according to a report from American 
Commercial Attache K. L. Rankin, 
Athens, to the Department of Com- 
merce There also was an increase 
of about 25 per cent in releases. 

Ideal Releasing "Wandering Jew" 

Ideal Pictures is releasing "The 
Wandering Jew," a Twickenham 
production starring Conrad Veidt. 

Jones to Loew's, Knoxville 

Columbus — W. A. Finney, Loew 
division manager, announces ap- 
pointment of Raymond Lee Jones as 
manager of the Loew theater in 
Knoxville, Tenn. He was for some 
time assistant manager of the 
Broad and other theaters here. 

Beloff Goes to New York 

Salem, Mass. — Christopher Beloff, 
former Gloucester manager for M. 
& P., has resigned as assistant to 
Philip Bloomberg at the Paramount 
here and gone to New York. Hamp- 
ton Howard of Atlanta succeeds him. 

Colonial, Akron, Back to Films 

Akron, O. — Colonial, Shea's down- 
town de luxe house which dropped 
films several weeks ago for stock, 
has closed until Aug. 4, when it will 
reopen with first-run films. 

Chatkin Moving Office 
Cleveland — Dave Chatkin, circuit 
owner, is moving from the United 
Artists exchange, where he has had 
office space ever since he came into 
the territory, into the Film Bldg. 

Tuesday, July 10, 1934 


(Continued from Page 1) 

Paramount and heard by a Code Au- 
thority appeals committee yesterday. 
Attorney Edward Levy, counsel 
for the complainant, contended the 

^e clause is operative in the case 
as its provisions on overbuying and 
cancellation privileges have been 

leclared retroactive to cover simi- 
lar situations. 

This is the first case on the forc- 
ing of shorts with features which 
has reached the Code A uthority. 
Whalley claimed that Paramount 
forced it to buy 143 shorts under 

he deal approved on Nov. 23, last. 
Under the code provisions, inas- 
much as the theater bought the dis- 
tributor's 65 features, it could not 
have been forced to take more than 
30 shorts, Levy argued. As in the 

nstance of the three other appeals 
heard yesterday, the committee will 

"■commend a decision to the Code 

The other three appeals, all from 

he New Haven clearance and zon- 
; ng board, were as follows: Harry 
L Lavietes, Pequot theater, New Ha- 
ven, vs. Lvric, State and Garden 

heaters, New Haven; Middletown 
Enterprises vs. Capitol, Hartford, 
and Jadams Amusement Corp. vs. 
Warner's Strand and Capitol. New 
Britain; Ricci's Capitol and Poli N. 
theaters' Palace and Poli, at 
Meridan; and Warner's Cameo at 
Bristol, Conn. 

The committee which heard the 
M-eals comprised: W. Ray John- 
ton, chairman. Lawrence Bolognino 
and Cresson Smith. 

21 Cleveland Theaters 
Apply for Code Assents 

(Continued from Paac 1) 

*ors having 21 houses in this field 
They include Meyer Fine, with 16 
Cleveland houses; John Pekras, rep- 
resenting three Elyria theaters; 
and Dave Schumann and Charles 
Burton, each with one house here. 

Ohio Passes "Guilty Parents" 

Cleveland — Jack Greenbaum has 
received word that the Ohio Censor 
Board has passed "Guilty Parents," 
which he has acquired for Ohio 
Kentucky and West Virginia dis- 



Are your premises always kept free 
from debris? 


Tuesday, July 10,1934 


« « REVIEWS of the NEW FEATURES » » 


with "Pat" Patterson, Herbert Mundin and 

Charles Starrett 
Fox 64 mins. 


While basically a story of the racetrack, 
this yarn is upholstered with some nice ro- 
mance, a bit of song-and-dance, and enough 
comedy and dramatic suspense to keep it 
| at a fairly satisfactory level of entertain- 
i ment throughout. An outstanding per- 
i formance by Herbert Mundin also adds to 
( the enjoyment. Mundin is a London cabby 
who wins a roll in the derby and prompt- 
: ly buys a race horse from a mob who palm 
I off a nag on him. Taking the horse to 
S New York in the belief that he has a 
winner, Mundin is fleeced of the rest of 
his dough. His niece, "Pat" Patterson, a 
singer in love with Charles Starrett, gets 
hold of the right horse only to be side- 
tracted again and finally the nag actually 
wins the race in a fast windup, outwitting 
the crooks. 

Cast: "Pat" Patterson, Herbert Mundin, 
Charles Starrett, Gordon Westcott, Georgia 
Caine, Theodor von Eltz, Reginald Mason, 
Ernest Wood, Ray Mayer, Susan Fleming. 

Director, James Tinling; Authors, Dudley 
Nichols, George Marshall; Adaptors, Jos- 
eph Cunningham, Harry McCoy; Screen 
Play, Dudley Nichols, Lamar Trotti; Cam- 
eraman, Joseph Valentine; Music, Richard 
Whiting; Lyrics, Sidney Clare; Dances, 
Sammy Lee; Recording Engineer, A. W. 
Protzman; Editor, Alex Troffey. 

Direction, Good. Photography, Good. 

Irv Waterstreet Assigned 

Kansas City — Irv Waterstreet, 
who has been working out of the 
New York office for Paramount, has 
been assigned as exploitation and 
ad man to this territory for the 
same company. 


July 9-11: Second and final Columbia sales 
convention, Medinah Club, Chicago. 

July 11: I.T.O.A. boat ride and outing to 
Roton Point, Conn. 

July 13: Meeting of creditors at office of 
Special Master John E. Joyce to consider 
Saenger reorganization plan. 

July 16: Annual picnic of Kansas City Film 
Row, Kansas City, Mo. 

July 17: Ohio Valley Independent Exhibitor 
League meeting to consider new zoning 
schedule, Cincinnati. 

July 17: Annual convention of the Kansas 
and Missouri Theater Association, Hotel 
Muehlbach, Kansas City. 

July 18: Annual outing of Boston motion pic- 
ture post, American Legion, Recreation 
Park, Riverside, Auburndale, Mass. 

Aug. 1-20: Second Exhibition of Cinemato- 
graphy, Venice, Italy. 

Aug. 22-24: Allied Theater Owners of New 
Jersey convention, Atlantic City. 

Sept. 16; North Dakota Allied meeting, Man- 
dan, N. D. 

Oct. 29: S.M.P.E. Fall Meeting, Hotel Penn- 
sylvania, New York. 


with Charles Ruggles and Una Merkel 

Mary Carlisle 

M-G-M 63 mins. 


Plenty of action, winding up with the 
familiar runaway train sequence, together 
with a good cast and a fairly effective mix- 
ing of comedy with murder mystery and 
hokum, combine to make this melodrama 
fair entertainment for the not too dis- 
criminating. Chief weakness lies in the 
story, which is pretty much of a jumble. 
Mary Carlisle, a telephone girl who was 
kidnapped when a kid, is on her way to 
rejoin her millionaire father. Aboard the 
train, where she is accompanied by Una 
Merkel, several efforts are made to kill 
her, with other persons being murdered in- 
stead. Finally, after the action has just 
about run the gamut from gorillas and 
secret panels to a comedy detective, Char- 
lie Ruggles, and a railroad car that be- 
comes detached from the train and shoots 
down a steep incline, Mary reaches her 
destination, is reunited with her father 
and culminates a romance with Russell 

Cast: Charles Ruggles, Una Merkel, Mary 
Carlisle, Berton Churchill, Porter Hall, Rus- 
sell Hardie, Willard Robertson, Cliff Thomp- 
son, Snowflake. 

Director, Harry Beaumont; Author, Ed- 
ward E. Rose; Adaptor, Harvey Thew; 
Screen Play, Ralph Spence, Edgar Allan 
Woolf, Al Boasberg; Cameramen, James 
Van Trees, Leonard Smith; Editor, William 
S. Gray. 

Direction, Action. Photography, Good. 


VORAN" ("Our Banner Flies Before Us"), 
in German; produced by Ufa; directed by 
Hans Steinhoff; with Heinrich Georg, 
Claus Clausen, Hermann Speelmans, Berta 
Drews. At the Yorkville Theater. 

Propaganda film showing activities in 
the development of the Hitler Youth 
movement before the Nazis came into 
power. Production is well done, but its 
appeal is limited to those understanding 
German and having an interest in Nazi 

"LA BATAILLE" ("The Warship"), in 
French; produced by Liano Films; directed 
by Nicolas Farkas; with Annabella, Charles 
Boyer, Inkjinoff, John Loder, Roger Karl, 
Fabert, Betty Stockfeld. Distributor, John 
S. Tapernoux. 

A powerful study in patriotism, this film 
depicts the sacrifice of his personal hap- 
piness and his wife's honor by a Japanese 
naval officer who tolerates a budding affair 
between his wife and a British naval cap- 
tain to learn the secret of Britain's suprem- 
acy on the seas. Though the Englishman 
dies in a naval engagement in which both 
participate, the Japanese commits hari- 
kari because he has destroyed his hap- 
piness. Picture is well-produced. 

TIM* 1 


/COLUMBIA does itself proud with its 
latest production, "One Night of Love." 
The ovation accorded this production by 
a capacity Hollywood preview audience 
Literally sent the studio executives away 
doing hand springs. 

Seldom has this writer experienced such 
genuine enthusiasm and spontaneous ap- 
plause by a jaded preview crowd. The 
patrons went wild in acclaim of Grace 
Moore and thrilled to her magnificent 

Tullio Carminati in the role of the vocal 
teacher shared the honors and won the 
approval of the preview warriors. His 
performance in this picture is a master- 
piece of craftsmanship and emotional re- 
straint, undoubtedly the finest perform- 
ance he has ever presented upon the 

As a forerunner of the new season's 
product Columbia sets a pace with this 
picture that will make the major producers 
look to their laurels. Such a wholesome, . 
entertaining offering, combining love, ro- 
mance, music, and a down-to-earth human 
interest story is might y hard to beat — 
even hard to live up to. If Columbia has 
launched this as a pacemaker for the rest 
of its pro g ram then exhibitors are g oin g 
to j ump with glee over box-office receipts. 

The direction of Victor Schertzinger is 
especially commendable, his guiding hand 
expertly steering the course of the entire 
cast through logical, believable and con- 
vincing incidents. Coming so closely upon 
the heels of such successes as "Lady for 
a Day" and "It Happened One Night," 
the production of this picture discounts 
the general belief that consistently good 
pictures cannot be delivered. 

Such pictures as "One Night of Love" 
will serve to crush the invasion of any 
and all organizations to put the stamp of 
disapproval on screen offerings. Cer- 
tainly such pictures as this will do more 
to eliminate double bills than all other 
methods or propaganda. The exhibitor 
who plays this on a double bill should not 
be fined the proposed 182 days schedule 
delay. He should have his head examined. 

Congratulations, Columbia! I have not 
worn a hat for several years, otherwise I 
would doff it to you with the greatest 

BOXOFFICE *> June 30, 1934. 





Tuesday, July 10, 1934 


King Carney, who recently be- 
came United States agent for Agfa 
Films, will establish a finance com- 
pany on the coast for the purpose 
of advancing funds for the produc- 
tion of independent films, the Film 
Daily learns. The company will 
have offices both in Hollywood and 
in New York. Carney leaves for 
the coast Saturday with W. Ray 

First Division is Making 
National Exchange Tieups 

(Continued from Pane 1) 

films. Joe Skirball, who formerly 
handled the Majestic product here 
under franchise, has been made gen- 
eral manager for First Division in 
the entire Pittsburgh territory. 

First Division now has 12 ex- 
changes and it is understood that 
at least six will be added by next 
January. Next move in the acqui- 
sition of Majestic franchise hold- 
ers under the First Division ban- 
ner is reported to be under way 
with Cincinnati, Cleveland and De- 
troit franchise holders the most 
likely to move over. 

Waive Endorsements 

For New Assenters 

(Continued from Page 1) 

today and are virtually the same 
as the original blank. 

Under a Code Authority ruling 
exhibitors who had not paid then- 
assessments up to July 1 cannot file 
complaints with local boards, which 
have received from Executive Sec- 
retary John C. Flinn lists of the 
delinquents. As fast as they settle 
accounts, they are placed on the 
list of eligible complainants. 

C. M. Parkhurst Back to K. C. 

Kansas City — C. M. Parkhurst, 
branch manager for Midwest Film 
Distributors in Omaha for three 
years, is returning to Kansas City 
to do special contact work between 
the two exchanges. L. 0. Ringer is 
going to Omaha. 




American films comprised 52 per cent 
of the movies shown in India last year. 

Two More Seek Rulings on U. A. Cancellations 

Two more appeals seeking Code Authority decisions on whether or not the code's 
10 per cent cancellation privileges apply to United Artists have been filed and will 
probably be decided about June 30. Originating with the Cincinnati grievance board, 
the complaints are by the Hiland Amusement Co. of Fcrt Thomas. Ky. and the Park 
theater of Cincinnati. Another appeal on the same subject is awaiting decision on 
the part of the Authority, this coming from Chicago. 


Rules Film Rights 

Include Dialogue Also 

(Continued from Page 1) 

Lesser and Mike Rosenberg against 
Harold Bell Wright, novelist. 

Before the advent of talking pic- 
tures the plaintiff acquired the mo- 
tion picture, dramatic and spoken 
stage rights to nine of Wright's 
novels. The question arose as to 
whether talking picture rights were 
included in the deal. Judge Yank- 
wich decided that the words "mo- 
tion picture" cover dialogue. 

Sol Rosenblatt Orders 

N. Y. Theater Survey 

(Continued from Page 1) 

who appointed Donald K. Wallace 
and Daniel Bertrand of the Divi- 
sion of Economic Research and 
Planning of the NRA to handle the 
checkup. They arrive in New York 
July 11. 

Detroit Business Better, 
George Trendle Reports 

Business in Detroit is showing 
some improvement, according to 
George Trendle, circuit operator, 
who was in New York yesterday. 
With Willard Patterson, he returns 
to Detroit today. 

Philly Anti-Boycott Plan 
Does Not Materialize 

Philadelphia — A plan to counter- 
act the church boycott of movies 
failed to materialize when commit- 
tees appointed by the M. P. T. 0. 
and the I. E. P. A. met yesterday 
for this ipurpose. 

At an M. P. T. O. meeting new 
officers were installed. The I. E. 
P. A., at its session, rapped high 
percentage demands and non-the- 
atrical competition. 

18 New Houses in Turkey 

Eighteen movie theaters were 
built in Turkey during 1933 and the 
first four months of this year, it is 
reported by Julian E. Gillespie, 
American commercial attache in Is- 
tanbul, to the Department of Com- 
merce There are now 61 Turkish 
houses wired for sound. Of the 176 
talkies released in the country last 
year, about 41 per cent were Amer- 
ican, compared with 37 per cent in 

Harry Frillman Dead 

Columbus — Harry Frillman, 63, 
well known Ohio theater man, until 
recently manager of the Cameo, died 
at his home here last week. 

Music Hall to Play 

10 Universal Films 

(Continued from Page 1) 

season. Specials to be released by 
Universal up to December were an- 
nounced yesterday, as follows: Aug- 
ust, "One More River"; September, 
"There's Always Tomorrow"; Octo- 
ber, "Night Life of the Gods" and 
"Imitation of Life"; November, 
"The Good Fairy"; December, "The 
Great Ziegfeld". 

100 Appeals Received; 

Half of Them Decided 

The Code Authority has now re- 
ceived a total of 100 appeals from 
local boards and has decided half 
~>f them. Sixteen decisions are ex- 
pected to be made at Thursday's 
meeting and 16 appeals committee 
ecommendations will also be con- 

Summer Legit. Flops in A. C. 

Atlantic City — Two houses which 
opened recently for the summer sea- 
son, the Garden Pier presenting a 
series of operettas starting with 
"Chocolate Soldier," and the Earle. 
where Chamberlain Brown was pre- 
senting plays with "Sailor, Beware" 
as last week's attraction, have closed 
for lack of patronage. Brown said 
Atlantic City has shown it doesn't 
want legitimate plays. 

(Continued from Page 1) 

were elected state vice-presidents. 

G. T. F. A. Cooperative was 
formed as a subsidiary protective 
organization, each member to take 
one $100 share of stock and pay 
$2.50 a week until a fund of $50,000 
has been accumulated for use. 

Resolution was passed protesting 
the seating of theater men with 
circuit affiliations as independent 
members of the local code boards. 

f o of Paramount Stock 
Deposited for New Plan 

{Continued from Page 1) 

counsel for the committee. Under 
the new bankruptcy law, approval 
of 50 per cent of the stockholders 
is required for adoption of a reor- 
ganization, placing the committee 
in a position to facilitate and ex- 
pedite any reorganization plan that 
it believes favorable. 

Chas. Beahan Appointed 
Goldwyn Rep. in N. Y. 

(Continued from Page 1) 

at the United Artists office, will 
handle stories, among other duties. 
He plans to return to the Coast 
about Jan. 1 on production mat- 

New Silly Symphony at Music Hall 

"The Flying Mouse," Walt Dis- 
ney's latest Silly Symphony for 
United Artists release, opens Thurs- 
day at the Radio City Music Hall. 


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RKO Plans New Deals to Build Up Proctor Circuit 


Decision Reserved in TO A Suit Against Code Auth'y 

Breaking In 

... as we see it 


TO ninety-nine out of a hundred who 
' write us that they wish to embark upon 
a career in pictures, we answer, don't. To 
the sweet young things of perfect con- 
tour, and to those handsome male dogs of 
athletes just out of college, who are toying 
with the idea of knocking 'em dead on the 
silver sheet, we softly suggest a profession 
cf any other kind as sound, sane and more 
sensible. To break into pictures these days 
without adequate dramatic background, i: 
next to impossible. Our recommendation of 
the best training school is Summer stock. 
Unless one has both experience and a con- 
tract with a reliable company, if one would 
cat regularly, one should stay cut of Holly- 

To the amateur scenario writer with 
screen aspirations, we meekly opine that 
not one in a hundred has a chance of suc- 
cess as a motion picture writer without ex- 
perience and literary background. Studio; 
are usually up to the neck in scripts, from 
inexperienced writers, that never get past 
first base. The successful writer, like the 
success in any line of endeavor, reaches the 
tewn of fame and fortune via the road 
cf hard work, with a few hard knocks 
thrown in. There is no short cut to literary 
success. Three years in the short story field 
is a minimum of apprenticeship for one who 
would make the grade as a screen writer. 

To those who are inclined along com- 
mercial lines and who would some day help 
guide the economic destinies of the indus- 
try, we humbly suggest that there is little 
to be had in the way of positions in the 
home offices of motion picture companies 
here in New York. Our relief work keeps 
us constantly in touch with the help situa- 
tion and it is a fact that for every job that 
presents itself in filmland there are twenty 
experienced people waiting to take it. We 
do not say that it is impossible to get into 
the movies. What we mean is that it is a 
hard game to break into and a harder one 
in which to make the grade after one is 
once in. 

Court Gives Attorneys for 

Both Sides Until Monday 

to File Briefs 

Judge Goddard in the U. S. Dis- 
trict Court yesterday reserved de- 
cision on application of the I. T. 0. 
A. for an injunction restraining the 
Code Authority from refusing to ac- 
cept complaints through its local 
boards from exhibitors who have not 
assented to the code. The court 
gave attorneys until Monday to ex- 
;hange and file briefs. 

Milton C. Weisman, counsel for 

(Continued on Page 6) 


A warning that the "clean movies" 
campaign may be carried to ex- 
tremes was sounded by Catherine A. 
McNelis, publisher of Tower Mag- 

(Continued on Page 6) 

loe Vergesslich Appointed 
Majestic-Capitol Manager 

Appointment of Joseph C. Ver- 
°;essiich as manager of the Majes- 
tic find Capitol exchange branches 
in New York was announced by 
Herman Gluckman yesterday. Ver- 
gesslich was formerly New York 
metropolitan district manager for 
Warner-First National. 

C. H. Richardson to Stay 

Denial that Charles H. Richardson 
would resign as a Paramount trustee 
was made yesterday by Arthur Ballantine 
of Root, Clark, Buckner & Ballantine, 
counsel for the Paramount trustees at 
a hearing before Federal Judge Coxe. 
Ballantine made his statement after 
Malcolm Sumner, representing a group 
of bondholders, had raised the question 
of Richardson's continuance as trustee 
because of newspaper reports that he 
intended resigning. 


That Ralph A. Kohn, who recent- 
ly resigned as head of Famous The- 
aters Corp. and other Paramount 
Publix posts, will figure in the re- 
organization of the parent company 
was indicated yesterday when it was 
reported that he is lining up a num- 
ber of bondholders. There was spec- 
ulation to the effect that Kohn might 
(.Continued on Page 6) 

Carolina M.P.T.O. Meets 
First Week in December 

Charlotte— The M. P. T. 0. of 

North and South Carolina will hold 
its annual two-day mid-winter con- 
vention here the first week in De- 
cember, according to an announce- 
ment made by Charles W. Picquet, 

Acquisition of 2 Indie Circuits 
Is Under Consideration by RKO 

3 Weeks for Shirley at Roxy 

Marking the first time in about 
three years that any picture has run 
more than two weeks at the Roxy, the 
Shirley Temple film. "Baby, Take a 
Bow," has been definitely set for a 
third week at the big Seventh Avenue 
house, as predicted in FILM DAILY on 
Saturday. Last Sunday the picture set 
a new record for 1934. 

In an effort to bring the Proctor 
circuit group of 21 theaters to equal 
in number the KAO circuit of 56 
houses, KRO is considering the ac- 
quisition of at least two independent 
circuits in and near the metropol- 
itan district, the Film Daily learns. 
Decision on the move awaits the re- 

(Ccmtinued on Page 7) 

Leake, Richardson, Hilles 

Named to Continue 

Under New Act 

Appointment of Eugene W. Leake, 
Charles H. Richardson and Charles 
D. Hilles as permanent trustees for 
Paramount-Publix under section 77B 
of the new bankruptcy act was made 
yesterday by Federal Judge Coxe 
following a hearing at which the 
chief creditor groups advised con- 
tinuance of the trustees. 

Samuel Zirn, who opposed ap- 
pointment of the trustees, was 
sharply rebuked by Judge Coxe fol- 
lowing the hearing for continuing to 
attack the qualifications of the trus- 
tees when he had had every oppor- 

(Continued on Page 6) 

IS NOW $15,000,000 

Paramount now has $15,000,000 
cash in banks, it was stated yester- 
day by Nathan Burkan at a hearing 
before Federal Judge Coxe and af- 
terward confirmed by Arthur Balla- 
(Continued on Page 6) 

Saenger Reorganizing 
Under Bankruptcy Act 

The Saenger reorganization plan 
will be put through under the new 
bankruptcy law, thereby obviating 
the necessity of approval by the 
Federal Trade Commission, it is 
understood. Under the new bank- 
ruptcy law, E. V. Richards, present 
receiver, will be named permanent 
trustee and then the plan will be 
put through. 

Zanuck Would See Pope 

Rome — Darryl F. Zanuck, production 
chief for 20th Century, on his arrival 
here from Africa en route to London, 
said he was cabling the Hays organiza- 
tion for permission to seek an audience 
with the Pope to discuss the campaign 
against objectionable films. 




Wednesday, July 11, 1934 

Vol. LXVI. No. 8 Wed , July 11, 1934 5 Cents 

JOHN W. ALICOATE : : Editor and Publisher 

Published daily except Sundays and Holidays 
at 1650 Broadway, New York, N. Y 
by Wid's Films and Film Folk, Inc. T. W' 
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London Films Erecting 
New Studio at Elstree 

London — A new studio with four 
stages will be built at Elstree by 
London Films, the Alexander Korda 
organization releasing through 
United Artists. Construction is to 
start immediately and the plant is 
expected to be ready in six months 

Walter Wanger 

Sally Blane 

Allied Contacts Majors 
In Anti-Dual Bill Plan 

Representatives of Allied Theaters 
of New Jersey have contacted the 
Warner, RKO, Skouras and Loew 
circuits in connection with their plan 
seeking to eliminate double feature 
bills in their state. They are now 
awaiting their decision. 

Estimate is made by the commit- 
tee handling the matter for the ex- 
hibitor association that approxima- 
tely 90 per cent of all houses in New 
Jersey are playing duals. 

Three Shifts Are Made 
In Loew Div. Managers 

Three changes in Loew division 
manager posts were announced yes- 
terday by Joseph R. Vogel. W. A. 
Downs becomes division manager in 
New York City, on C. C. Mosko 
witz's staff, due to the absence of 
George Schenck, who is ill. Downs, 
who has been division manager in 
Boston, is succeeded by H. M. Ad- 
dison, Cleveland division manager, 
who takes over the district includ- 
ing Boston, Providence, Toronto, 
London, Ont., Syracuse and Roches- 
ter. Harry Long moves from the 
Washington territory post to handle 
the Cleveland job and is succeeded 
by Carter Barron, who has been city 
manager in Washington. Barron's 
district embraces Washington, Bal- 
timore, Wilmington, Harrisburgh, 
Reading, Norfolk and Richmond. 

H. H. Rogers Gets Feature 

H. H. Rogers, Jr., president of 
Fairhaven Productions Ltd., has 
closed contracts with Capt. E. A. 
Salisbury for world distribution 
rights to the adventure feature. 
"Ra-Mu." The picture was made in 
the Marquesas and Samoan Islands 
and depicts fantastic legends. It 
will be shown at a Broadway theater 

Crosby Signs New Air Deal 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAIL) 
Hollywood — Bing Crosby has sign- 
ed a new 39-week radio contract, 
calling for his return to the air Sep- 
tember 18. His brother-manager, 
Everett, concluded the deal recently 
while on a trip to New York. Crosby 
recently finished "She Loves Me 
Not" at the Paramount studios in 
Hollywood, and is next scheduled to 
do "Here Is My Heart." He will do 
all of his broadcasting from the pic- 
ture capital. 

Next Grievance Meet July 19 

New York grievance board will 
hold its next meeting on July 19. 
The board met yesterday but had no 
cases to act upon. 

M-G-M Studios Finish 3; 
6 Are Now in Production 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — Three productions 
were completed this week at M-G-M. 
They are "Student Tour", "Treasure 
Island" and the untitled picture 
with Constance Bennett and Herbert 
Marshall. Six are now in work, 
as follows: "Chained", "Four 
Walls", "Have a Heart", "Hide 
Out", "Merry Widow" and "Painted 

Deny Mason Withdrawing 
From ITOA Code Fight 

Commenting on reports to the ef- 
fect that Lowell Mason, former gen- 
eral counsel of the National Recov- 
ery Review Board, is also withdraw- 
ing from the I. T. O. A. campaign 
aimed at certain phases of the code, 
Attorney Milton C. Weisman, coun- 
sel of the exhibitor association, yes- 
terday stated that Mason is posi- 
tively remaining identified with the 
move. He spent yesterday at Weis- 
man's office working on papers in 
connection with two suits to be filec. 
against the Code Authority. 

Speculate on W. B. Move 
In St. Louis Situation 

St. Louis — What Warner Bros, 
will do in St. Louis now that the 
Ambassador, Missouri and Grand 
Central theaters have gone to the 
bondholders' committees, with Fan- 
chon & Marco to operate them, has 
become a matter of keen speculation 
in theater circles here. Reports per- 
sist that Warners, who have been 
operating the Shubert Rialto lately, 
may lease the Orpheum as down- 
town opposition to the Ambassador. 

Rental terms for the three fore- 
closed houses will be 15 per cent of 
the box-office receipts with a mini- 
mum of $2,000 a week for the Am- 
bassador, $1,000 for the Missouri 
and $350 for the Grand Central. 

2 New Houses for S.C. 

McCormick, S. C. — Sanders & 
Creighton will soon open a new 250- 
seat theater here. 

Another 250-seater is beinsr built 
in Ninety-Six, S. C, by T. H. Mc- 

Mrs. Cecil DeMille Improved 

Dover, N. J. — Mrs. Cecil B. De- 
Mille, wife of the producer, is much 
improved following an operation last 
month in the Dover General Hospi- 
tal. She may leave the hospital in 
a few days. 

Mrs. Harry Rand Dies 

Salt Lake City — Mrs. Harry Rand, 
wife of the veteran theater owner 
and operator, died last week. 

Agfa Takes Additional Space 

Agfa Ansco Corp. has taken addi- 
tional space for its New York head- 
quarters at 245 West 55th St. It 
now has two floors. 

,oming an 



WALTER WANGER leaves New York today 
for the Coast. 

KING VIDOR arrives in New York this week 
from the coast with a completed print of 
"Our Daily Bread," which he directed for 
United Artists release. 

HOWARD S. CULLMAN of the Roxy Theater 
returns this morning from a short business 
trip to Washington. 

CHICO MARX has returned east from Holly- 

JACQUES CHATELAIN, French film actor, 
arrives in New York today on the Champlain 

NEIL F. AGNEW, Paramount sales manager, 
arrived in New York yesterday by plane from i 
Hollywood, after attending the national sales 
convention held there last month. He stopped 
over yesterday in Chicago for the regional 
sales meeting held there. 

FRANK P. GATTERI, distributor of Tampi, 
:rrived in New York yesterday to arrange for 
product for the 1934-35 season. 

Monogram Completes 

Removal of Studios 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — Removal of Mono- 
gram headquarters from the Gen- 
eral Service Studios to the Pathe 
Studios in Culver City has been com- 
pleted. First unit to work on the 
new lot will be "King Kelly of the 
U. S. A." During the removal "Girl 
of the Limberlost" has been in pro- 
duction at the Talisman Studios. 

France Bars U. S. Raw Film 

Paris — A temporary embargo on 
all American sensitized raw film for . 
movie cameras has been imposed by 
the French government. The order 
stated that the existing quota had 
been exhausted. 

"Navy" Big in Norfolk 

Norfolk — World premiere of War- 1 
ner's "Here Comes the Navy", with | 
James Cagney and Pat O'Brien, j 
went over with a bang at Loew's \ 
State, business being reported as "•' 
the best in two years. A big cam- | 
paign preceded the opening. 

Reopening Bronx House 

The Belmont at Tremont Avenue, 
the Bronx, recently taken over bj> 
Abe Leff and Lou Meyers, is sched- 
uled to reopen July 20 with coni- 
plete new Photophone High Fidelity 
sound. This 1,400-seater has been 
closed for about a month to permit 
thorough modernization. 

Picks Half-Year "Ten Best" 

William Boehnel, picture critic of 
"The World-Telegram," yesterday picked 
the following as, in his opinion, the 
"ten best" pictures released during the 
first six months of 1934: "House of 
Rothschild," "No Greater Glory," 
"Catherine the Great," "Of Human 
Bondage," "The Lost Patrol." "It Hap- 
pened One Night," "The Constant 
Nymph," "As the Earth Turns," "Viva 
Villa" and "Fog Over 'Frisco." 

^^/^tkTHE coast joins 


While $2.00 Criterion audiences appl 
every show . . . "Variety Daily" adds 
the parade of raves . . . 



Produced by Winfield Sheehan 
Directed by John Ford 
Story and screen play by Reginald Berkeley 


Get a load o' this, monkey! I just 
heard I busted all records for th' 
last 14 months at th' world's 
premeer of my new show in 
Newport-with th' temprachoor 
a hunnerd an' ten in th' 
shade! ... Boy!~a m I terrific! 





Lissen, you three-dollar- 
a-day admiral! It wuzn't 
14 mont's-it wuz fif- 
teen. An' it wuzn't no 
hunnerd an' ten -it wuz 
a hunnerd an' twenty. 
An' it wuzn't Newport 
-it wuz Norfolk. An' it 
ain't you that's terrific 
-it's ME! 


Vitagraph, Inc., Distributors 

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Wednesday, July 11,1934 


{Continued from Page 1) 

tunity to test their qualifications 
Judge Coxe said that in every test 
instigated by Zirn the courts had 
upheld the trustees. Zirn had pre- 
viously asserted that the trustees 
were guilty of "important derelic- 
tions of duty" and had asked to exa- 
mine the trustees and several others. 
Zirn said the trustees should have 
instituted suit against Adolph Zu- 
kor, Jesse Lasky, .Sidney Kent and 
Ralph Kohn to recover part of the 
bonuses and salaries paid them in 
1929. He said also that he will ap- 
peal Judge Coxe's verdict dismissing 
his motion to set aside the Para- 
mount-Fox West Coast settlement. 

Representatives of creditor groups 
who expressed approval of the con- 
duct of Paramount affairs by the 
trustees and advised their continu- 
ance were Frederick Sheffield, repre- 
senting the bondholders' protective 
committee; Albert Cook, represent- 
ing the stockholders' committee; 
Nathan Burkan, representing mer- 
chandise creditors with claims of 
$2,500,000; Maxwell Brandwen, rep- 
resenting $1,500,000 bonds, and 
Malcom Sumner. 

There were only two other dis- 
senters beside Zirn and neither rep- 
resented an important creditor in- 

See Ralph Kohn Figuring 
In New Paramount Setup 

(Continued from Page 1) 
return to the jbompany's executive 
personnel undej the reorganization. 
Kohn is maintaining an office in 
the Paramount building on the same 
floor with the office of a represen- 
tative of Ktihn, Loeb & Co., which 
is drafting the reorganization plan 
for the company. 

Seattle Exhib Leads Fight 
Against Dog Racing Bill 

Seattle— Charging that many of 
the 100,000 names on the petition to 
the state legislature favoring the 
Dog Racing Bill were fraudulently 
obtained, O. J. Klawitter, theater 
operator, has induced the Superior 
Court here to grant a restraining 
order against the petition. The bill 
would legalize dog racing through- 
out the state and prove serious com- 
petition to theaters. 

Another Theatrical Family 

West Coast Bur., THE FILM DAILY 
Hollywood — Bob McKenzie, veteran 
comedian with RKO Radio Pictures, 
believes that he is in a class with the 
Royal Barrymorian Family when it comes 
to supplying progeny for stage and 
screen. McKenzie, has reared three 
daughters^— Fay, Ellen and Ida. Fay is 
doing well on the stage. Ellen recently 
appeared with Will Rogers in "Handy 
Andy". Ida is managing her own stock 
company besides appearing as leading 



• • • THE BRITISH trade show idea was used last nite 

in presenting "Nell Gwyn" at the Astor theater 

over 500 independent exhibs, circuit buyers, celebs of the stage 
and screen and of course the press reps were invit- 
ed United Artists will release this British and Dominions 

production it was really Herbert Wilcox's party for 

he is handling the production on this side for the British out- 
fit ..... . following the showing there was an "Old English" 

buffet at the Hotel Astor for the press boys particularly 

Mister Wilcox did himself proud in giving this affair 

these Britishers are certianly catching on to the ole ballyhoo 
idea and stepping right out with the rest of us 

• • • DRAW YOUR chairs close, dear kiddies of the mo- 
tion picture biz and hark to the story of the Religious 

Racket that is horning in on our own li'l game and 

remember as you i - ead that this is no Fairy Tale it actu- 
ally happened and is happening in that dear quaint 

old city of brotherly love known as Philadelphia where 

we understand the church folks got so indignant at the film biz 
that they almost forced the theaters to close 

• • • IT HAPPENED in Frankford a suburb of 

Philly where a church runs a regular picture show every 

Sunday afternoon and evening and mind you this is 

in Philly a closed town for Sunday movies oh well, the 

church can do no wrong a few weeks ago this church 

started the experiment with Sunday evening shows they 

wereSo successful that they decided to have an afternoon show 
also. . . : . they /also have an added attraction in the way of a 

raffle for a $5 prize a lottery, no less a gent of the 

cloth when asked about it by a film man who didn't let on he 

was a film man, said "Business is great. We are making 

money on the picture shows, of course. And our church collec- 
tions have increased 40 per cent since we shut down on the 

• • • BUT THIS is the payoff last Sunday nite they 

ran a pix that is on their own Black and White List! 

they get the films without any trouble from one of the Vine 

Street exchanges now the truth starts to come out a 

religious biz is starting to compete with our amusement biz 

we have only stated the Cold Facts herewith it 

is not our province or privilege to editorialize 

but how we could wham into this situation so we leave 

it in the hands of you film gentlemen with the query What 

are you going to do about it ? probably take it lying down 

as usual 

• • • WITH THE showing of "Stamboul Quest" starting 

Friday at the Capitol this marks the fourth starring role 

for Myrna Loy at this theater since May 4 first came 

"Manhattan Melodrama" with Clark Gable and William Powell 

then Myrna shared honors with Gable in "Men In White" 

the current feature has Languorous Loy with William 

Powell in "The Thin Man" and Friday she will be seen 

in "Stamboul Quest" with George Brent the first three all 

ran two weeks at the Capitol if the fourth repeats it 

will be reasonably safe to assume that the appearance of 

Myrna Loy in the pix has a lot to do with it after all 

starring in four pix in two months in the same theater IS 

something of a record 


(Continued from Page 1) 

the exhibitor unit, assailed as un- 
constitutional the requirement that 
only exhibitors who have assented 
can bring complaints and declared 
that members of his association, de- 
spite the fact that they have not 
signed, are complying with the code. 
He asserted the code violates the 
fifth amendment to the Constitution 
by not affording equal protection to 
all parties, regardless of whether or 
not they have assented. He quoted 
Clarence Darrow's opinion attack- 
ing the code. 

William Whitney, as counsel for 
the Authority, stressed the fact that 
President Roosevelt has approved 
che code. The assent system was in- 
stituted, he said, in order to finance 
the coae machinery and pointed out 
that the period for filing assents is 
being reopened. 

Weisman indicated that in event 
his motion is denied, he will take 
the case to the Court of Appeals. 

Paramount Bank Cash 

Is Now $15,000,000 

(Continued from Page 1) 

tine of Root, Clark, Buckner & Bal- 
lantine, counsel for the Paramount 
trustees. Ballantine said that Para- 
mount had had about $6,000,000 
cash on March 14, 1933, when the 
company went into bankruptcy and 
came under operation of the trus- 

Warns Against Carrying 
Film Crusade too Far 

(Continued from Page 1) 

azines and a pioneer in the better 
films movement, speaking at the Mo- 
tion Picture Club before delegates 
to the home economics convention 
held recently at the Hotel Pennsyl- 
vania. Declaring that the crusade 
for cleaner films had turned cut a 
success, Miss McNelis said: 

"The movies will be cleaned up and are 
being cleaned up. It is being done within 
the industry itself by Mr. Joseph Breen, who 
has carte blanche on cuts and changes in 
both films and stories. Mr. Breen has been 
granted the necessary power by the pro- 
ducers, thanks to the crusade of the churches 
and civic bodies. 

"That crusade has been most successful, 
and I hope it does not imperil its victory by 
extremism. By that I mean boycotts against 
all pictures, good and bad, or the rushing out 
of proscribed lists containing the names of 
pictures that we, who have seen them, would 
never place on a blacklist, and fail ti 
understand how they got there. 

"No crusade is helped by hasty or sweeping 
actions on the part of its proponents well 
intentioned as they may be." 

« « « 

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Reopening After 5 Years 

Passaic, N. J. — After being closed 
five years, the Playhouse is being con- 
ditioned by Warners for reopening in 
September. Merchants petitioned the 
circuit to open the house, asserting it 
would be a stimulus to business. War- 
ners also run the Montauk and Capitol 


Wednesday, July 11, 1934 




(Continued from Papc 1) 

turn from Europe of David Sarnoff, 
who arrives here Aug. 1. 

It is understood that Sarnoff will 
either purchase the Meehan control 
of the KAO circuit or repurchase 
the bonds held by H. J. Yates, who 
recently paid $1,800,000 for them 
from the Chemical Bank and C.I.T. 
Should Sarnoff permit the KAO 
group to remain under th3 Meehar 
control, it is reported that executives 
of the Proctor group will attempt 
to enter into a pooling arrangement 
with Saenger-Cocalis and also with 
Consolidated Circuit for additional 
houses. Eleven theaters acquired by 
RKO during the past two months 
have been added to the KAO group 

Mrs. Roosevelt Lauds 

Film Industry's Efforts 

Chicago — Newly launched step? 
for voluntary censorship on the par 
of the film industry were lauded by 
Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt in a ra- 
dio talk Monday night as a distinct 
advance in the campaign for cleaner 
pictures. Commenting on the mo- 
vies, the wife of the Pres : dent said: 

"The matter of moving p'cttires is verv 
important to the whole country. I am ex 
tremely happy the film industry" has appointe 
a censor within its own ranks. Mr. Tosepl 
Breen, assistant to Will H. Hays, will ac 
as censor in their ranks. It has long- heer 
a question of great interest to women's or- 
ganizations, particularly, of course, because 
of the fact that moving p'cttires are so p ^p- 
ular with children. 

"Lately it has been felt that the tend- 
ency to glorify the racketeer and criminal, o< 
at least to make him appear a sympathetic 
character was having something of a bar 1 
effect upon the children of the country. Co 
sequently this new announcement should d 
much to make, these organizations feel tv- 
the film industry as a whole desires to co- 
operate and use its tremendous power for th 
improvement of the country." 

Nebraska Theater Changes 

Omaha — M. Beck has opened the 
Ritz, Geddes, So. Dak., in opposition 
to the Temple, owned by Alberl 
Florey. The Ritz has 250 seats and 
has just been built. Population o J 
Geddes is about 600. 

F. Johnson, operator of the Stuaii 
theater, Stuart, has sold out to Har- 
old Erwin. 

Fred Baker, owner of a theater ir 
Homer, has purchased the Sun. 
Walthill, from Walter Wadlow. 

Plaza Installs Wide Range 

Leo Brecher's Plaza opens with 
Western Electric Wide Range sound 
equipment tomorrow. 

Local Talker for San Antonio 

San Antonio — Empire theater and 
the "S. A. Evening News" are spon- 
soring a local talent talker. Zoosie 
Fox is directing the film, which i? 
planned to run for a week at the 
Empire sometime this month. 

Mickey Mouse Balloons 

Kay Kamen, licensee agent for 
Walt Disney, has granted permission 
to the Oak Rubber Co. of Ravenna. 
O.. to put out a series of Mickey 
Mouse balloons. 


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with John Halliday, Mary Astor, Lyle 

Talbot, Frank McHugh, George E. Stone 

First National 65 mins. 


Between its mysterious murders, assort- 
ment of characters, comedy antics of the 
sleuthing Frank McHugh and others, ro 
nance between John Halliday and Mar) 
Astor, and the general suspense and ex- 
citement provided by the plot, this Edgar 
Wallace thriller is very satisfying fare of 
.ts fype. Halliday is in charge of a sani 
;arium where seve:al murders are com 
nitted, with suspicion falling on him. Un- 
ble to clear himself in court, he goes free 
n an insanity plea. After spending some 
ime in an asylum, Halliday escapes and 
-oes back to the sanitarium on one of 
hose howling stormy nights, and is taken 
'or the murderer. Eventually the real cul- 
irit is uncovered in Lyle Talbot, one of 
he doctors, who is in with a mob that 
las been trying to appropriate the insti- 
tution. The adaptors have handled the 
hokum very we!!, while director and un- 
usually strong cast do a good job with the 

Cast: John Halliday, Mary Astor, Lyle 
Talbot, Frank McHugh, George E. Stcne, 
Robert Barrat, Irving Pichel, J. Carroll 
Naish, Frank Reicher, Robert Emmet O'Con- 
nor, Renee Whitney, Etienne Girardot, 
Maude Eburne, Charles Grapewin, George 
Humbert, Edmund Breese, George Cooper, 
Cecil Cunningham, Howard Hickman, Frank 

Director, Howard Bretherton; Author, 
Edgar Wallace; Screen Play, Eugene Sclow, 
Peter Milne; Cameraman, Arthur Todd; 
Editor, Owen Marks 

Direction, Good Photography, Good. 


with Wallace Ford and June Clyde 
Goldsmith Productions 70 mins. 


For the family trade this Ken Goldsmith 
picture should fill the bill nicely. It is 
i well-compounded story about a newspa- 
per lad, Wallace Ford, who has beeen turn- 
ed into a woman hater by the mistreat- 
nent he has received from the feminine 

ontingent. But when June Clyde crosses 
his path, and he realizes she is bein^ 
sought for a murder she did not commit, 
A/ally takes her case in hand, keeps her 
tnder cover until he uncovers the guilty 
woman, gets a scoop for his newspaper, 
ind then changes his mind about being 
against all women. The production has 
been neatly handled all-around, with en- 
tertainment values predominating over at- 
mospheric background, while the assem- 
blage of players is capably fitted to the 

cquircments of the story. 

Cast: Wallace Ford, June Clyde, Brad- 

?y Page, Fuzzy Knight, Barbara Rogers, 
Mexander Carr, Bobby Watson, Eleanor 
Hunt, Douglas Fowley, Cecilia Parker, Billy 
Erwin, Margaret Mann, Kernan Crippes, 
lames Mack, Philo McCullough, Snowflake, 
Shirley Lee, Joey Rae, Charles Saxtcn, 
James Quinn, Pat Harmon, Dorothy Vernon 

Director, Aubrey H. Scofto; Author, 
Mary E. McCarthy; Screen Play, same; 
Cameraman, Ernest Miller; Recording En- 
gineer, J. S. Westmoreland; Editor, Leu 

Direction, Good Photography, Good. 

N. O. Club Women Protest 
"Belle of N. Orleans" Title 

New Orleans — Acknowledging 
they had not seen the picture but 
basing their views on past exper- 
ience, Club women, led by the New 
Orleans Federation of Women's 
Clubs, are protesting "The Belle of 
New Orleans" title to the Hays 
office, expressing displeasure that 
New Orleans should be used in the 
title after St. Louis objected. Lead- 
ers of the clubs believe that Mae 
West and her type of pictures are 

Previewing RKO Color Short 

"La Cucaracha", a featurette in 
the new Technicolor process pro- 
duced for RKO release by Pioneer 
Pictures, of which John Hay Whit- 
ney is president, will be screened 
for the trade and other invited 
guests tomorrow afternoon in the 
Sert Room of the Waldorf-Astoria. 
Three showings will be given, at 
4:30, 5:15 and 7 P. M. The picture 
is a melody drama with Steffi Duna. 
Don Alvarado and Paul Porcasi. 
produced by Kenneth Macgowan and 
directed by Lloyd Corrigan. 

Wanger Sells New York Home 

Walter Wanger has sold his New 
York residence on East 55th Street. 

4 Appeals from Chicago 
Heard by Code Authority 

Four more appeals to the Code 
Authority, all from Chicago boards, 
were heard by an appeals commit- 
tee yesterday. Cases were as fol- 

Chicago zoning and clearance hoard: B 
Banowitz and H. Applebaum, Little Para- 
mount theater. Chicago, vs. Essaness The- 
aters' Biograph: George \V. Kruger. Hins 
dale theater. Hinsdale, 111., vs. LaGran" 
theater. La Grange; Panorama Theater. Chi- 
cago, vs. Sheridan, Buckingham, Vogue and 
Keystone theaters of Essaness Theater Corp. 

Chicago grievance hoard: Lake Theater 
Corp., Michigan City, vs. Tivoli, Mich'gan 
City, charging overbuying. 

Comprising the committee were: Haro'd 
S. Bareford, chairman; Tom Connors aw' 
Lewen Pizor. 

Eugene Street in Civitan Post 

Charlotte — Eugene W. Street, 
manager of the Carolina theater, 
?nd President of the Charlotte Civi- 
tan Club, has been notified of his 
election by Civitan International at 
its recent annual convention at Tor- 
onto, Canada, as one of the fourteen 
regional trustees. 

Critic Makes Scenic Short 

San Antonio — Samuel Woolford, 
theatrical editor of "The S. A. 
Light", Hearst evening paper, shot 
a one-reel scenic subject during his 
vacation in the Big Bend Country 
of West Texas. He is negotiating 
with Walter Futter for a release. 



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nof promises. 

Another policy of outstanding importance to 
exhibitors is based on our firm conviction that 
pictures of the highest entertainment quality can 
be produced without resort to suggestive action 
or dialogue; that wit and humor, tense drama 
and convincing realism can be achieved with- 
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We are now prepared to screen any, or all of 
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V€L. LXVI. NO. 9 

NEW yCCI^, TULRSDAy, JULY 12, 1934 


Film Boycott Slows Recovery, Says Musicians ' Head 


Philly Court Denies Writ Against Dual Ban Clause 

Federal Court Plans to 

Probe All Phases of 


Philadelphia — Indicating that the 
court will later investigate all phases 
of the situation, the Federal Court 
yesterday denied an application for 
a preliminary injunction restraining 
major distributors from enforcing 
anti-double feature clauses in their 
film contracts. The court decided 
the case was too important to judge 
without further study of the circum- 
stances. Action was brought by 
Perelman against major companies. 

Rockefellers in Night Club Field 

What is reported to be the swellest night club in America is being readied on the 
67th floor of the RCA building on Rockefeller Center for opening in October. It will 
seat 300 and among its unusual features are a revolving dance floor and a color organ 
to supply panoramic atmosphere for the music. There will also be a cocktail room 


Reports of a contemplated ex- 
pansion of the Proctor circuit, a 
unit of RKO Theaters, were declared 
to be erroneous yesterday by M. H. 
Aylesworth, president of RKO and 
chairman of the board of both the 
Proctor and Keith-Albee-Orpheum 

Aylesworth also stated there is 
no truth in the accompanying re- 

(Continued on Page 4) 

Goldman Circuit Plans 
Novel Intimate Policy 

Philadelphia — A novel policy, fea- 
turing the personal touch and de- 
scribed as non-conflicting with the 
1 present type of first-runs, is plan- 
, ned by the newly formed William 
■ Goldman Theaters, Inc., it was an- 
nounced yesterday by President 

(Continued on Page 4) 

Mundus to Distribute 27 Thru U. A./ 
Earl W. Kramer Named Gen'l Manager 

No Kansas Church Drive; 
Censor Board Satisfied 

Kansas City, Kan. — There will be 
no church movement for cleaner 
films ■ in Kansas, the clergy of 
this state having told Hazel Myers, 
chairman of the censorship board, 
that they consider the work of this 
review group so efficient that no 
additional supervision is necessary. 

A program of 27 features will be 
released in the U. S. starting July 
23 by the newly formed Mundus 
Distributing Corp., physical distri- 
bution being handled through United 
Artists with a separate sales force, 
it was announced yesterday by Earl 
W. Kramer, who has been named 
general manager. Producers of the 
pictures will include Alexander 
Korda, Herbert Wilcox, Rowland V. 

(Continued on Page 12) 

Allow Withdrawal of Any 
Protested Fim With- 
out Paying Rental 

Major companies belonging to the 
Hays organization yesterday an- 
nounced that they would grant to 
exhibitors the right to omit the ex- 
hibition of any of their pictures re- 
leased prior to July 15 and against 
which there is a genuine protest on 
moral grounds. Companies included 
in the agreement are Columbia, 
Educational, Warner-First National, 
Fox, M-G-M, Paramount, RKO, 
United Artists and Universal. 

The announcement, which ampli- 
fies the statement made by Will H. 

(Continued on Page 12) 

Sunday Movie Shows in Churches Are Proposed 

Still Another Colonel 

Morton Van Praag. general sales 
manager of National Screen Service, is 
the latest to be appointed a Kentucky 
Colonel by Governor Ruby Laffoon. He 
received his commission in Chicago, 
where he is now on a trip through the 

A plan whereby anywhere from 
5,000 to 10,000 Protestant churches 
would give movie shows on Sundays, 
presenting "suitable" pictures, is in- 
cluded in a project of the Federal 
Council of Churches of Christ in 
America, according to the Rev. Dr. 
Worth M. Tippy, head of the Coun- 
cil's department of church and so- 
cial welfare. An exchange bureau 
is planned, to be organized at a 

(Continued on Page 12) 

Robert Mochrie Appointed 
Assistant to A. W. Smith 

Robert Mochrie, Warner branch 
manager in Philadelphia, has been 
promoted by A. W. Smith, Jr., ex- 
ecutive in charge of Eastern and 
Canadian distribution, as his assis- 
tant in the home office. Mochrie will 
be succeeded in Philadelphia by Wil- 
liam Mausell of the sales staff. The 
changes become effective Monday. 

Jos. N. Weber Says Film Boycott 
Is Setback to Business Revival 

Johnson May Terminate 
NRA Duties in January 

Washington Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 
Washington — Under his proposal 
to President Roosevelt suggesting 
the latter name a commission to 
take over supervision of the NRA, 
Administrator Hugh S. Johnson ex- 

(Continucd on Page 4) 

Drastic film boycotts by church 
groups, without allowing sufficient 
time for the industry to purge films 
of obnoxious features, will set back 
business recovery and injure em- 
ployment opportunities of many 
thousands of workers, declared Jos- 
eph N. Weber, president of the 
American Federation of Musicians, 

(Continued on Page 4) 


Despite the rising tide of objec- 
tions to so-called immoral pictures, 
no complaints have been filed with 
the Code Authority, states John C. 
Flinn, executive secretary. Divi- 
sion Administrator Sol A. Rosen- 

(Continued on Page 4) 

A. Charles Hayman Gets 
Big Theater in Buffalo 

Buffalo— The Great Lakes Thea- 
ter, 3000-seater formerly operated 
by the Mike Shea interests with 
Publix, and which lately has been 
the subject of bidding by Loew, 
Paramount and others, has been ac- 
quired by A. Charles Hayman, who 
also has the Lafayette. 

Lewen Pizor Testimonial 

Philadelphia — Lewen Pizor, retiring 
president of the M. P. T. 0. of Eastern 
Penna., Southern N. J. and Del., will be 
given a testimonial dinner by the or 
ganization on Monday evening at the 
Bellevue-Stratford Hotel. Three hun- 
dred guests are expected. Charles Se- 
gall is the new president of the unit. 




Thursday, July 12, 1934 

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Edward Wick Case Heard 
By Appeals Committee 

The Edward Wick reduced admis- 
;ions case, in which the Buffalo 
jxhibitor instituted a restraining 
,uit against the Code Authority bm 
ater withdrew the action, wa; 
teard by a Code Authority appeal:, 
ommittee yesterday. Complain. 
/as brought by Lewis Isenberg oi 
New Ariel theater, Buffalo, agains. 
vVick's Majestic. Wick is appeal- 
ing from local grievance board de- 
cision ordering him to desist. 

The other four appeals heard yes- 
terday were as follows: Chicago 
clearance and zoning board, West- 
mont theater, Westmont, 111., vs. 
Tivoli, Downers Grove, 111.; Char- 
lotte grievance board, P. C. Osteen, 
Carolina theater, Anderson, S. G., 
vs. Palmetto Amusement Co's. 
Strand, Anderson, charging over- 
buying; Washington grievance 
board, E. B. McCurdy, Columbia 
theater, Baltimore, vs. Leon Zeller, 
Roy theater, Baltimore, charging 
reduced admissions; New Orleans 
grievance board, Philip Sliman 
Evangettne theater, New Iberia, 
La., vs. Palace theater, New Iberia, 
charging overbuying. 

Appearances were made only in 
the Charlotte case. The committee 
consisted of: Nathan Yamins 
chairman; Harry K. Hecht and Ed- 
die McEvoy. 

Saal Reported Lining Up 
Indie Exchange Group 

Establishment of a national ex- 
change system to handle product of 
independent producers is being 
planned by a group headed by Wil- 
liam Saal, it is reported. Lineups to 
be handled under the arrangement 
are understood likely to include Sel- 
ect Pictures, which Saal heads, and 
Liberty Pictures, which has a pror 
gram of eight features for release 
during 1934-35. M. H. Hoffman 
heads Liberty. 

Krellberg Buys Out Cherin 
In Principal Film Exch'ge 

Nat Cherin's interest in Principal 
Film Exchange has been acquired 
by Sam Krellberg, who will enlarge 
the exchange. Cherin has resigned 
as president of the exchange. 

Jack Cohn, Spingold on Coast 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — Jack Cohn and Nate 
Spingold arrived here yesterday to 
confer with Harry Cohn on Colum- 
bia's new season production plans. 
They made the trip from Chicago, 
where they attended a sales meet- 
ing. Both are expected to return to 
New York next week. 

"A" Dates on "Navy" Reach 161 

Twenty additional class "A" dates 
in key city situations have been set 
on Warner's "Here Comes The 
Navy," bringing the total of guch 
engagements to 161, according to an 
announcement from the company's 
home office. 

New Southeast Ass'n 

Meets Again in Sept. 

Atlanta — Another meeting of the 
recently formed G. F. X. a. indepen- 
dent Theaters Ass'n, which held a 
convention at the Hotel Ansley this 
week, will be called in about 60 days 
to work out final details of the asso- 
ciation, including some means of 
raising adequate funds for work to 
be undertaken. 

Col. Harry A. Cole, president of 
Allied Theater Owners of Texas, at- 
tended this week's confab and was 
a guiding spirit throughout the two- 
day session attended by some 150 
exhibitors. He advocated an as- 
sessment of 1 cent or IV2 cents a 
seat per month instead of $10 a 
year dues. 

Willis Davis outlined a proposed 
cooperative booking and buying 
agency similar to the one in opera- 
tion in Detroit. Love B. Harrell. 
secretary of the local code boards, 
led a discussion on the code. 

Ike Katz of Montgomery was 
elected president of organization. 

Move to Oust Sherman 

Is Declared Illegal 

Action of the progressive group 
in Local 306 in voting last week at 
a meeting of the union in Odd Fel- 
lows Hall, Brooklyn, to consider the 
recall of Harry Sherman, president 
of Local 306, and several other of- 
ficers has been declared illegal by 
officers of the union because the re- 
call motion was voted after the 
meeting had been adjourned by 
James O'Keefe, vice-president. The 
progressive group was slated to meet 
last night at Yorkville Casino to vote 
on the recall, though the union has 
also held that this meeting will not 
be legal. 

Report Boost in Bid 

For Fox Metropolitan 

A boost of $500,000 by the Loew- 
Warner group in their bid for the 
Fox Metropolitan circuit, raising 
the offer to $4,500,000, was reported 

.oming an 



Wm. Hurst Joins Sound Pictures 

Cleveland — William O. Hurst has 
joined the editorial staff of Sound 
Pictures, Inc. Hurst was formerly 
editor of the "Paramount Maga- 
zine" for Famous Players Lasky 
in New York, and on the editorial 
staff of Movietone News, as well as 
in the production field. 

"Jane Eyre" Preview at Criterion 

A trade preview of Monogram's 
"Jane Eyre" has been arranged by 
W. Ray Johnston for next Mondaj 
morning at the Criterion. 

The picture has been booked for 
a week's run at the Imperial, largest 
house in Toronto, starting July 20. 

Columbia Signs Harry Richman 

Harry Richman has been signed 
by Columbia for two musical films 
with options for several others. 
Sam Lyons of A. & S. Lyons nego- 
tiated the deal. 

DOROTHY MACKAILL arrives from abroad 
today on the Manhattan. 

HERBERT T. SILVERBERG. Buffalo film attor- 
ney, was in New York yesterday in connection 
with the Edwin Wick action over the code. 

DR. RAYMOND L. DITMARS of the New York 
Zoo sails July 19 on th= Nerissa for another 
expedition to South America. 

E. J. SPARKS has returned to Jacksonville 
from a week's vacation in Asheville. 

EDWARD GOLDEN returned to New York yes- 
terday from Atlanta. 

ANNA MAY WONG arrives in New York this 
week on the Aquitania from England. She i. 
en route to the Paramount studios to appaar 
in "Limehouse Nights." 

at the Coast, return to New York next week. 

JOHN BALABAN returns to Chicago today 
from New York 

BEN COHEN of Warner's Chicago Theater 
Department, is in New York on a vacation 

New Summer Tryout Group Starts 

Ridgewood, N. J. — -"Shanty Boat," 
by Samuel Laydon Park, will be 
presented by arrangement with Ear] 
Carroll as the first offering of the 
Playbuilders Workshop, recently 
.'ormed to produce a series of new 
plays at the Women's Club here 
t'or tryouts before Broadway show- 
ings. Roy Walling is managing di- 
rector of the group and will super- 
vise productions, while Norman Car- 
roll, brother of Earl, is general 

RKO Leads M. P. League 

By trimming N. B. C. to the tune 
of 14-2, RKO has taken the lead 
in the motion picture baseball 
league. Effective pitching of Chick 
Schultz and fielding of Bender, 
Dahler and Bohlmfink were the 
highlights of the game. 

$3,000 Atlanta Holdup 

Atlanta — Three men held up O. 
H. Bradbury, assistant manager of 
the Fox theater, and escaped with 
$3,000 in cash, representing receipts 
of the theater over the week-end. 


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Thursday, July 12, 1934 


(Continued from Page 1) 

in a statement yesterday urging 
that leaders of the campaign pro- 
ceed with caution. 

"I speak for a group of innocent 
bystanders who have often suffered 
much from ill-advised crusades," said 
Weber. "Professional musicians 
have repeatedly been injured by 
moral drives, which, no matter how 
well meaning, accomplished little of 
lasting value. In the case of the 
motion pictures, now threatened with 
wholesale boycott, many workers 
will suffer. The churches do a vast 
deal of good in the world and the 
motives of church leaders are above 
question, but surely it may be hoped 
that they will consider the conse- 
quences seriously before becoming 
too drastic in the present situation. 
The motion picture interests, it ap- 
pears, are no longer heedless of the 
clamor for moral improvement in 
their product. Being business men, 
primarily, they offered in the past 
what the public wanted. They have 
followed the lead of the publishing 
business, which first gave impetus 
to the current vogue for exploiting 
crime and sex. Now they must re- 
vamp their policies. However, a 
tremendous industry of this kind 
must have a reasonable time to re- 
adjust itself. 

"It is to be hoped that their crit- 
ics will give these producers a 
chance. Even though they may be 
blamed for having disregarded 
warnings, this chance should be 
given them, if not for the sake of 
those who resist reform, for the sake 
of those who were forced to produce 
what the public most readily accept- 
ed, and for the sake of economic re- 
covery and the workers in the indus- 
try who have suffered grievously in 
the depression and surely deserve 

"In moral drives the danger al- 
ways exists that they be overdone, 
with consequent reaction, and if this 
be the case in this instance, then 
instead of a lasting improvement in 
the moral tone of moving pictures, 
we may eventually experience the 
direct opposite." 

Goldman Circuit Plans 
Novel Intimate Policy 

{Continued from Page 1) 

William Goldman, former head of 
the Warner-Stanley circuit. Offices 
for Goldman's new circuit, which 
plans to acquire as well as build 
nouses in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, 
Maryland and other seaboard states, 
have been established in the WCAU 
Building. A central downtown first- 
run here will be among theaters in 
the group, and Goldman says he 
will show major company releases. 



• • • DID YOU ever eat a $1,000 pie? Sol Lesser 

did he is producing "Peck's Bad Boy" with Jackie Cooper 

Sol strolled on the set the other day Jackie greeted 

him with "How would you like a piece of swell pie, Mister 

Lesser?" Sol said he thought that was a good idea 

so Jackie told him to go behind the set and he would bring it 
to him, as there wasn't enough to go around among the others 

soon Jackie appeared with a marvelous cocoanut cream 

pie Sol had a slice it was great he had another 

slice and then when Jackie and he had almost finished it 

Director Eddie Cline appeared he gave one gasp 

and almost passed out when he recovered Sol asked him 
what had happened and this is the tale Eddie told 

• • • HE HAD just directed some action around the 

pie in a medium long shot when he turned his back, the 

pie had disappeared now he was ready to shoot the close- 
up and no pie! it came from a bakery 18 miles away 

where the frosting had been made specially thick for 

photographic purposes to get another pie would delay 

proceedings to the amount of about one grand for Mister 

Lesser Director Cline walked away after bestowing a 

compassionate glance on the producer Mister Lesser turned 

to tell Jackie a few things but Jackie had diplomatically 

taken it on the lam 

• • • A COUPLE of li'l gadgets have been picked up by 
Walter Futter on his trip here that should net him plenty 

the first is a specially constructed microphone with a 

Voice Filter device it will change any screen actor's voice 

to any particular pleasant tone desired with the magic filter 
it has been developed and patented by one of the coun- 
try's greatest organic chemists who has had lots to do with 
perfecting sound-on-film any actor or actress wishing a 

more pleasing voice on the screen can have tests made 

then when the right tone and quality has been decided on 

that becomes the Permanent Screen Voice in future fhe 

special mike is set for that voice reaction and the actor 

uses this mike henceforth . while the other players use the 

regular mike the special mike will only pick up the voice 

of the actor for whom it has been adjusted neat, we calls 

it and wot a gawdsend to a few folks in Hollywood we 


• • • THE SECOND gadget picked up by the enterpris- 
ing Mister Futter is a new type of make-up remover the 

trouble at present is that to remove grease paint it is necessary 

to use usually three applications of cold cream then wash 

off with soap and water which raises the devil with the 

skin with Walter's new cream he claims you just smear 

it over the grease paint . then wash of with plain water with- 
out even rubbing so if Walter's two gadgets work 

as per dope transmitted to us we figure Walt should be 

retiring on his millions a couple of years from now 

• • • IN RELEASING his "Select Twelve" group of Gau- 
mont British pix Arthur Lee emphasizes the fact that they 

are available for booking now and are not to be confused 

with the company's 1934-35 product all of these pix are 

completed and available for immediate screening for exhibs 

the slogan is "See each picture before you book 

it — and don't run a chance of getting in a jam with the Film De- 
cency Campaign" Mister Lee also states that a recently 

published yarn that another concern is distributing G. B. prod- 
uct is hooey 

« « « » » » 


(.Continued from Page 1) 

blatt recently made a similar state- 
ment to The Film Daily. 

The motion picture code incorpo- 
rates a reference to the Hays pro- 
duction code, although it does not 
specially identify it. The clause, 
considered in some quarters as am- 
biguous in character, does not pro- 
vide any procedure for filing com- 
plaints of violation of this phase of 
the code, but the understanding is 
that the Code Authority, under 
broad powers vested in it, can enter- 
tain such protests. Functions of 
local grievance boards are generally 
confined to matters concerning exhi- 
bition and distribution. 

Johnson May Terminate 
NRA Duties in January 

(Continued from Pane 1) 

pects to be relieved of his duties 
by January. The President received 
Johnson's plan before departing on 
his vacation and it is not known 
when he will reply. The commis- 
sion urged by Johnson would be 
made up from the ranks of the NRA 
plus some important outside figures, 
with the principle of government 
veto over business being adhered to. 

M. H. Aylesworth Denies 
RKO Circuit Changes 

(Continued from Page 1) 

port that the Radio Corporation of 
America plans to purchase the M. J. 
Meehan interests in the Keith-Albee- 
Orpheum group of theaters, nor any 
intention on the part of RCA to 
purchase the RKO notes which H. 
J. Yates recently acquired from the 
Chemical Bank and C. I. T. These 
interests, according to Aylesworth. 
regard their participation in RKO 
entirely as an investment and are 
offering genuine cooperation in the 
solution of RKO problems. 

"Rothschild" Sets A. C. Record 
Atlantic City — "House of Roths- 
child" just closed out its fourth 
week here, being the only talkie to 
play three straight weeks on the 
Boardwalk and then pack them in 
on the avenue for another. Opened 
at Apollo, taken to Strand several 
weeks ago, returned to Strand and 
just finished Embassy on avenue. 

Irving Trust Out as Sole Receiver 

Monopoly held by Irving Trust 
Co. on receiverships in bankruptcy 
cases was ended this week when 
Federal Judges of the Southern Dis- 
trict of New York agreed that, 
starting next week, each judge 
would name receivers at his own 

Atlantic City Hip Dark Again 

Atlantic City — Million Dollar 
Pier Hippodrome pulled films after 
first week, leaving Hip dark indefi- 
nitely. It is reported inability to 
get enough first-runs for season 
caused the sudden closing. 








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Medbury laughs at the world and the world laughs with 
him! There's a laugh in every landscape of this cock-eyed 
world with this famous commentator! Produced by Walter 


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*THE Pickens Sisters will be fea- 
tured in the first of Educational's 
new Musical Comedy series for 
1934-1935. Solly Ward has also 
been set for the cast, and instrumen- 
tal music will be furnished by Ferde 
Grofe and his orchestra. The pic- 
ture will be titled "Bless You." 

Al Christie is finishing prepara- 
tory work for "Bless You" at the 
Astoria studios this week, and will 
start shooting next week. The story 
was written by William Watson and 
Art Jarrett. Songs are by James 
Hanley and Benny Davis. 

Vincente Padula, well known Ar- 
gentine actor who is featured in a 
series of Spanish dialogue pictures 
now being made at the Eastern Ser- 
vice Studios, for Paramount release, 
has been signed by Frank Z. Cle- 
mente, Hollywood indie producer, 
and his associate, Lewis Maisell, 
for the first of a series of six pic- 
tures to be produced in the East. 
Negotiations are under way for a 
well-known feminine lead who may 
be brought here from Spain to play 
opposite Padula. The director and 
studio will be announced shortly. 

Frances Williams, popular blues 
singer of stage and screen who was 
recently featured in "Broadway 
Through A Keyhole," completes 
work today at the Vitpahone Stu- 
dio in a one-reel short. Support- 
ing the star are Jack Pepper and 
His Five Beau Brummels, Carle 
Emmy's Mad Wags and other well- 
known vaudeville performers. Roy 
Mack is directing. 

Whitney Bourne, who made her 
bow in pictures in "Crime Without 
Passion" the Ben Hecht-Charles 
MacArthur feature recently com- 
pleted at the Eastern Service stu- 
dio in Astoria for Paramount re- 
lease, has been signed for a leading- 
role in the Russian picture which 
will feature Jimmie Savo, and sched- 
uled to be put into production by 
Hecht and MacArthur the later 
part of August. 

G. J. Blatman, who operates one 
of the favorite eating places for the 
production units at the Eastern Ser- 
vice studio, plans to open the old 
studio lunch room in the studios. 

Vitaphone for the Clean 

Vitaphone will strictly adhere to its 
policy of making shorts without ob- 
jectionable elements, Sam Sax, in crnrge 
of production at the Brooklyn studio 
said yesterday. 

"We've always made clean pictures," 
commented Sax. 

« « REVIEWS of the NEW FEATURES » » 

Anna Neagle and Cedric Hardwicke in 


with Jeanne de Casalis, Laurence Anderson, 
Miles Malleson 

United Artists-British & Dominions 75 mins. 


Attractively mounted and with some 
fine players in its cast, this period drama 
about Sweet Nell of Old Drury who be- 
came the favorite of Charles II is most 
likely to find favor with the class of adult 
trade that enjoys literate rather than emo- 
tional entertainment. Story has little dra- 
matic punch, about the only conflict being 
between Nell and the scheming Duchess 
of Portsmouth who is her rival for the 
King's favor. Despite the obstructions from 
the disliked Duchess, Nell is faithful to 
Charles and brings many moments of hap- 
piness to him over a long period of years, 
their attachment being ended only by the 
death of the monarch. Anna Neagle has 
her good points as Nell, Cedric Hardwicke 
stands out as the King, and other roles 
are played with fitting distinction. Her- 
bert Wilcox put some good touches into 
the direction. 

Cast: Anna Neagle, Cedric Hardwicke, 
Jeanne de Casalis, Laurence Anderson, 
Miles Malleson, Helena Pickard, Esme 
Percy, Hugh E. Wright and Abraham Sofaer. 

Director, Herbert Wilcox; Adaptor, Miles 
Malleson; Music and Lyrics, Edward Ger- 
man and Philip Braham; Cameraman, Fred 

Direction, Good. Photography, Fine 

Edward G. Robinson in 


with Mary Astor, Ricardo Cortez, Mae 

Clarke, Louis Calhern 
First National 72 mins. 


Based on the Broadway play, "The Dark 
Tower", this production has enough in it 
to just about make the grade even though 
Edward G Robinson suffers a letdown in 
the way of role as compared with some 
of his past efforts. This is partly offset, 
however, by the several outstanding per- 
formances of the surrounding cast. Rob- 
inson is a member of a theatrical company 
which includes his sister, Mary Astor, whose 
despicable husband, Louis Calhern, exer- 
cises some sinister influence over her and 
threatens the welfare of the whole show. 
Adopting a disguise used in his earlier 
trouping days, Robinson kills the worthless 
husband. Then comes the efforts of the 
authorities to find the murderer, with the 
troupe knowing Robinson did it but being 
in sympathy with him. Finally the mys- 
tery is solved by an old detective who knew 
Robinson in earlier days, but he lets Rob- 
inson go. Action has some comedy as 
well as a pleasing romance between Miss 
Astor and Ricardo Cortez. 

Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Mary Astor, 
Ricardo Cortez, Mae Clarke, Louis Calhern, 
Arthur Byron, Margaret Dale, Henry 
O'Neill Virginia Sale, John Eldredge, Da- 
vid Landau, Emily Fitzroy, Arthur Ayles- 

Director, Archie Mayo; Authors, George 
S. Kaufman, Alexander Wcollcott; Screen 
Play, Tom Reed, Nevin Busch; Cameraman, 
Tony Gaudio; Editor, William Holmes. 

Direction, Good. Photography, A-l. 

3 Conventions Being Held 
By Ross Federal Service 

In addition to the convention held 
last week in New York, Ross Fed- 
eral Service will hold a regional 
meeting in Chicago starting July 25 
and another later in Los Angeles 
The Chicago meet will be attended 
by Walter I. Brown, district man- 
ager, and the following branch 
managers: Ralph W. Thayer, 
Cincinnati; Bert Jolley, Indianapo- 
lis; Howard Donaldson, Detroit; 
Charles Wagner, Milwaukee; Harry 
Schiffrin, Des Moines; Henry Gleiss, 
Omaha; Paul A. La Roche, Kansas 
City; Dwight Mills, St. Louis. 

Soon after the Chicago conven- 
tion, Harry A. Ross, president, and 
D. A. Ross, vice-president and man- 
ager of branch operations, will con- 
vene the branch offices of the coast 
in a meeting at Los Angeles. 

Every phase of theater checking 
new policies for greater efficiency 
and the rapid progress and expan- 
sion of the Ross Federal Service 
Division in the field of commercial 
research and survey, will be dis- 
cussed at length at the three meet- 

Five Clearance Plans 
Offered in New Orleans 

New Orleans — Approximately five 
clearance plans were offered to the 
local board, two in open hearing and 
three in executive session. Major 
exchanges jointly presented the fol- 
lowing plan: First-run, 60 days; 
second-run, commercial area, 45 
days; first subsequent run, 60 days 
after first-run; second subsequent 
run, 45 days after that; third sub- 
sequent run 21 days after; 10-cent 
houses, nine months, with 15-cent 
premium houses classed as 10- 
centers. Though all major exchanges 
were present, but five exhibitors 
attended. Saenger offered to reduce 
first-run clearance from 60 to 50 

Clean Films Committee 
Formed in Wilmington 

Wilmington, Del. ■ — An advisory 
and vigilance committee for local 
motion picture presentations was 
appointed here yesterday. Mrs. E 
N. Barsham, former chairman of 
the motion picture committee of the 
Delaware State Federation of Wo- 
men's Clubs and also organizer of 
the Wilmington Better Films Coun- 
cil, was named chairman. Other 
members are: the Rev. J. Francis 
Tucker, the Rev. Ralph L. Minker 
and Rabbi Jacob Kraft. 


"The Flying Mouse" 

(Silly Symphony) 

United Artists 7 mins. 


Running close to the best of Dis- 
ney's Silly Symphonies, this newest 
animated cartoon in Technicolor ir 
a thoroughly enjoyable affair, neatly 
conceived and well executed. The 
little mouse, after befriending a but- 
terfly who turns out to be a fairy, 
is given one wish. He desires to 
have wings so he can fly like the 
birds. Reluctantly the fairy grants 
his desire, and the mouse soon finds 
that the wings have converted him 
into an ugly object that is kidded by 
other winged birds and feared by 
his own kind. So, seeing he has 
learned his lesson, the fairy trans- 
forms the mouse back to his former 
status and all is happy. 

"Paris au Fil de L'eau" 

J. C. Bernard 19 mins. 

Very Interesting 

Few travel shorts have provided 
sufficient scenes of Paris to satisfy 
the stay-at-homes. This subject, 
showing that part of Paris that hugs 
the River Seine, offers more of a 
variety of interesting shots than 
have recent shorts. And it is very 

"Le Sud" 

J. C. Bernard 19 mins. 


This is an exceptionally well-pho- 
tographed record of a trip through 
the desert in South Algiers. Some 
unusual angles are obtained and a 
definite impression given of the 
strange and terrifying beauty of the 
desert. The little oases and desert 
towns are revealed as sun-baked and 
cheerless and there are some un- 
usual shots of sand cliffs. All in all 
a very instructive and interesting 

Milwaukee Code Dispute 
May Delay Product Deals 

Milwaukee — Local independent ex- 
hibitors, charging the local code 
boards with being dominated by cir- 
cuit theaters, threaten to refrain 
from buying new product until the 
matter is adjusted. Protest has 
been made to the Code Authority. 

Meanwhile plans are progressing 
for a new unit, to be known as the 
Independent Theater Owners of Mil- 
waukee and restricted to indepen- 
dent exhibitors. 

Woman Without a City 

New Orleans — Having already had to 
discard "St. Louis Woman" as the title 
of M=*e West's new picture. Paramount 
now finds this city objecting to calling 
it "Belle of New Orleans." Led by 
the Federation of Women's Clubs, local 
women have protested to the Hays 





Thursday, J-'- I? 1934 


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W/TTH Col. Tristram Tupper as- 
signed to the adaptation of 
"The Hoosier Schoolmaster", Mono- 
gram executives have decided to 
make the Edward Eggleston novel 
into a special. 

▼ r T 

Guy Kibbee will play the title role 
in "Babbitt," Warner's screen edi- 
tion of the novel by Sinclair Lewis. 

T T T 

Noah Beery and Noah Beery Jr. 
will appear together for the first 
time in "The Trail Beyond", based 
on James Oliver Curwood's novel, 
"The Wolf Hunters", a John Wayne 
feature for Lone Star Productions. 
The father and son were signed to- 
day by Paul Malvern. Others in 
the cast are Verna Hillie, Iris Lan- 
caster, Robert Fraser, Ed Parker 
and Earl Dwire. R. N. Bradbury 
will direct the picture, which is be- 
ing released by Monogram. Linds- 
ley Parsons wrote the screenplay. 
The company leaves Saturday for a 
ten-day location trip to General 
Grant National Park. 

T T T 

Syd Saylor has been signed for 
Mascot's "Young and Beautiful." 
The Hudson-Metzger girls also have 
been signed for the dance routines. 

▼ Y Y 

"That's Gratitude", Frank Cra- 
ven's Broadway play, will go into 
production this week at Columbia, 
with the author-actor playing the 
role he created on the stage. Craven 
has written the screen treatment 
and will also direct. 

T ▼ T 

Maxine Doyle has been assigned 
to play the feminine lead opposite 
Joe E. Brown in his next starring 
picture, "Six Day Bike Rider," which 
will go into production next Mon- 
day at the First National studios 
Lloyd Bacon will be the director. 

T T T 

"The Count of Monte Cristo", Re- 
liance's presentation of the Dumas 
classic, is now in the cutting room 
preparatory to release through 
United Artists. 

Y Y Y 

J. M. Kerrigan has been added to 
the cast of "Gentlemen Are Born," 
now in production at the Warner 

▼ T T 

Casting for "Blind Date", Colum- 
bia's production starring Ann Soth- 
ern, Paul Kelly and Neil Hamilton, 
was completed this week with the 
addition of Geneva Mitchell. Joan 
Gale, Beatrice Curtis and Georgia 
O'Dell. "Blind Date" is adapted 
from a story by Vida Hurst and 



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No More Revisions in Production Code 

No further revision of the production code is understood planned by the Hays 
organization, which will concentrate its energies on tightening of existing restrictions, 
it was indicated in New York yesterday. Feeling among producer-members is that 
the plan is adequate but interpretations of its various provisions must be narrowed 
in order to more closely conform with movement against so-called objectionable pic- 
tures. Will H. Hays, who is now at the Coast, is expected to remain there at least 
two weeks before returning to his headquarters in New York City. 

prepared for the screen by Ethel 
Hill. It is being directed by Roy 
William Neill. Others in it are Jane 
Darwell, Spencer Charters, Tyler 
Brooke, Mickey Rooney, Theodore 
Newton, Ethel Sykes, Claire Du- 
Brey, Mary Forbes, Henry Kolker, 
Arthur Thalasso and Mildred Gover. 

▼ T T 

Shaw and Lee, old-time vaude- 
ville song and dance team, have been 
signed for Paramount's "Mrs. Wiggs 
of the Cabbage Patch." 
T t r 

In a move to prevent a shortage 
of competent acting talent in the 
motion picture industry, Cecil B. 
DeMille has dispatched a plea to 
the leading educators of America 
for improved methods in teaching 
the American language in public 

T T T 

Lanny Ross, radio tenor who will 
return to Hollywood soon for Para- 
mount's "College Rhythm," has 
signed one of the most unusual con- 
tracts in radio, according to report. 
Ross has signed with his present 
sponsor for a period of 70 weeks, 
during which time he is privileged 
to make as many pictures and per- 
sonal appearances as he desires. 
During his stay in Hollywood, Ross' 
part of the "Showboat" program 
will be "piped" east. 

T T T 

Hobart Cavanauerh and Harry 
Tyler have been added to the cast 
of "I'll Sell Anything," First Na- 
tional picture Ray Enright will di- 

T ▼ T 

Arthur Lubin, Broadway produc- 
er-director, will direct "A Success- 
ful Failure" for Monogram. 

T T T 

Russell Mack has been engaged 
by Columbia to direct "The Girl 
Friend," musical extravaganza. 

Y Y Y 

Sol Lesser will star Bela Lugosi 
and Maria Alba in "The Return of 
Chandu." Ray Taylor will direct 
and other cast assignments include 
Clara Kimball Young, Lucien Prival. 
Phyllis Ludwig, Tom Moore, Bryant 
Washburn, Lionel Atwill, Jr., Joseph 
Swickard, Cyril Armbrister and 
Murdock MacQuarrie. 

T ▼ T 

Following the premiere of "Here 
Comes the Navy" in Norfolk, the 
"Ledger Dispatch" and "Virginian 
Pilot," local newspapers, sent the 
following telegram to James Cag- 

"The "Lederer Dispatch" and "Vir- 
ginian Pilot" join the navy town in 
extending congratulations on "Here 

Comes the Navy," which was warm- 
ly received at world premiere here 
also greatly enjoyed you and Pat 
O'Brien broadcast last night on 
Borden program. Best wishes for 
continued success." 

T T T 

Universal has completed two 
productions, one for this season and 
one for next. This season's picture 
is "Romance in the Rain" with 
Roger Pryor, Heather Angel, Victor 
Moore, Esther Ralston, Ruth Don- 
nelly and Christian Rub. The other 
story is "Million Dollar Ransom" 
with Phillips Holmes, Edward 
Arnold and Mary Carlisle. 

▼ ▼ T 

George O'Brien has returned from 
an extended vacation in Mexico and 
has moved into his new dressing 
rooms at the RKO Pathe Studio 
He will start work July 22 in "The 
Dude Ranger." Zane Grey story 
which Eddie Cline will direct as the 
first in the deal with Sol Lesser 
and Major John Zanft, for Fox re- 

▼ T T 

Henry Kolker will appear in Fox's 
"Serenade," with Pat Patterson and 
Nils Asther. 

T T r 

Harry Oliver is writing the story 
for the "Mark Twain" picture to be 
produced by Sol Lesser. 

T r T 

Douglass Montgomery, already 
cast by Universal for "Zest," also 
has been assigned to "Magnificent 
Obsession" for this company, while 
Fox has signed him for "Music in 
the Air." 

T T T 

Genevieve Tobin, Warner player 
who recently returned from abroad 
is being considered for the fem- 
inine lead in "Invitation to a Mur- 

T T T 

Tala Birell, seen in Columbia's 
"Let's Fall in Love," has been en- 
gaged by that company for one of 
the leading feminine roles in "The 
Captain Hates the Sea," now in pro- 
duction under the direction of Lewis 
Milestone. The cast for this feature 
already includes John Gilbert, Vic- 
tor McLaglen, Wynne Gibson, Fred 
Keating, Alison Skipworth. Flor- 
ence Rice, Luis Alberni and Jerry 
Howard, Larry Fine and Moe How- 

T T T 

No sooner had Stuart Walker 
completed the Stanley Bergerman 
production "Romance in the Rain," 
than he was asked to direct a sec- 
ond one. It is "Great Expecta- 

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Ward Bond, Ed LeSaint, Francis 
McDonald, Pat O'Malley and Ed- 
ward Keane, all of whom have ap- 
peared in previous Columbia pro- 
ductions, were signed this week for 
"Girl in Danger," formerly titled 
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(Continued from Page 1) 

Hays two weeks ago on action 
taken to amend and strengthen the 
industry's system of self-regula- 
tion, means that in any commun- 
ity in which there is genuine con- 
certed objection to the showing of 
a particular picture on moral 
grounds an exhibitor who has con- 
tracted to exhibit that picture will 
be given the right to omit its ex- 
hibition without obligation for its 

The reason for the limitation of 
this cancellation privilege to pic- 
tures generally released prior to 
July 15 is because that is the date 
upon which the new regulatory pro- 
visions go into effect. After that 
date the Association's Production 
Code Administration will function 
with increased authority and the 
Board of Directors of the Associa- 
tion will assume final responsibility 
for all future motion pictures dis- 
tributed by members of the Asso- 

To identify all films bearing the 
approval of the Association's Pro- 
duction Code Administration, a dis- 
tinctive seal has been adopted and 
will be shown on the screen directly 
after the main title of all pictures. 
This seal, which every picture re- 
leased after July 15 by members of 
the Association will bear, will be 
evidence of the industry's pledge 
that every precaution has been tak- 
en to insure compliance with the 
Production Code of the Motion Pic- 
ture Producers & Distributors of 

Estimate is made that the plan 
will apply to about 500 features, in 
addition to shorts, which are now 
in circulation. In effectuating the 
arrangement, most of the distribu- 
tors will authorize local branch 
managers to investigate complaints 
against pictures and to permit can- 
cellation of them, under provisions 
afforded by the plan, without neces- 
sity of securing approval from New 
York headquarters. 

Church Recommendations 
Likely to be Delayed 

Series of recommendations being 
prepared by the interfaith commit- 
tee for submission to producers con- 
sist of a list of types of pictures that 
the clergy believe should not be 
screened and a large number of 
topics that should not be treated, it 
was stated yesterday to Film Daily 

Assessments Discussed 

Assessment plan for the second half 
of the code year, which began July 1, 
was discussed by the Code Authority's 
finance committee at a meeting yester- 
day. A number of changes in levies 
will be effected. Attending the ses- 
sion were: Nathan Yamins. Harold S. 
Bareford and W. C. Michel. 

At the Authority meeting today 13 
opinions on appeals will be rendered 
and 10 appeals committee recommen- 
dations will be studied. 


Akron, O. — Miles-Royal has drop- 
ped the stage shows in favor of dual 
second-runs at 10 cents. 

Pella, la.— B. H. Gholson of Knox- 
ville, la., has purchased the Pella 
theater from Oscar Benson and is 
redecorating the house preparatory 
to reopening. 

Boston — Myer Feltman is now the 
booker of short subjects at Warner- 
First National. He was formerly 
with Decker Film Delivery Service. 

Racine, Wis. — W. J. Simanek, 52, 
local exhibitor and builder of the 
Granada theater, died last week. He 
is survived by his widow, four sons 
and a daughter. 

Cudahy, Wis. — Jake Disch, former 
local exhibitor, is now operating the 
Waterford theater in Waterford. 

Kansas City — George Baker, man- 
ager of the Newman, and Katherine 
Ridgeway are to be married soon. 

Steubenville, O — Jack Simons, 
manager of the Capitol, has re- 
signed, his place going to Frank 
Roberts from Pittsburgh. 

Berlin, Wis. — E. M. Starkey has 
reopened the Opera house here, fol- 
lowing renovation. 

Kansas City — 0. V. Swisher, dis- 
trict service manager of RCA Pho- 
tophone here, left last week for a 
business trip to New York. 

Youngstown — Park theater closed 
Saturday for four weeks for com- 
plete renovation. Joseph E. Shag- 
rin, manager, announced the house 
will reopen the first week in Au- 

Waterbury, Conn. — Frank Pentino 
has leased the Carroll to Nicholas 
Mascoli and others for five years. 

Liberty, N. Y.— The Theater of 
Liberty, Inc., has been chartered 
here to operate a movie. 

Sunday Movie Shows 

Proposed in Churches 

(Continued from Page 1) 

cost of about $25,000, and the in- 
tention is to show pictures having 
a sociological value or depicting the 
meaning of religion, such as "I Am 
a Fugitive from a Chain Gang," 
"Little Women," "Maedchen in Uni- 
form" and religious subjects. 

Schram Building Kalamazoo House 

Kalamazoo, Mich. — Michigan The- 
ater Corp., headed by P. C. Schram, 
pioneer local exhibitor, will remodel 
a building at Michigan Ave. and 
Burdick St. into a $35,000 theater. 
House will be known as the Michi- 
gan and will seat 600. 

by Dr. Sydney E. Goldstein, a mem- 
ber of the committee. Dr. Goldstein 
indicated that action of his com- 
mittee may be delayed as a result 
of the producers' step in permitting 
exhibitors to reject films that are 
believed unsuitable locally. 

DeMille Blames Public 
For Type of Pictures 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 
Hollywood — Type of pictures pro- 
duced are the kind most wanted by 
the public as indicated by the box- 
office, said Cecil B. DeMille yester- 
day in commenting on the cleanup 
crusade. He said the industry would 
make a quick job of "cleaning 
house", but there is the danger of 
the move going too far and hurting 
the films as an art. 

Eddie Cantor, head of the Screen 
Actors Guild, made a statement in 
which he said the actors are not re- 
sponsible for the kind of stories 

Sees Headlines, Books 

As Best Barometers 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 
Hollywood — Newspaper headlines 
and best-selling books are the best 
barometers of public trend in pic- 
tures, declared Henry Hathaway. 
Paramount director, in an interview 
yesterday. He sees biographies 
climbing steadily to greater popu- 

Hathaway feels that the present 
crusade against pictures considered 
by church groups as objectionable 
may have a beneficial reaction or 
the industry by reminding it of the' 
necessity of carefully watching it: 
material. His next directorial as- 
signment is "Lives of a Bengal 

Philly MPTO Bans Dual Members 

Philadelphia— The M. P. T. O. of 
Eastern Pennsylvania has imposed 
a ban on members also being affi- 
liated with the recently-organized 
Independent Exhibitors Protective 
Association. Action was voted by 
the board of directors. 

Complete Six Films for Packard 

Cleveland — Sound Pictures, Inc., 
recently completed a series of six 
sound films for the Packard Motor 
Car Co. of Detroit. These films 
form the basis for a program de- 
signed to train Packard Service men 
in proper merchandising methods. 

Dramatists Quit Legit. Authority 

The Dramatists Guild, with which 
various screen writers are identified, 
has resigned from participating in 
the Legitimate Theater Code. In a 
letter sent to William P. Farnsworth, 
deputy administrator, explanation 
is made that the Guild considers 
dramatists are not subject to the 
NRA as they are neither employers 
or employees and they are not en- 
gaged in any industry. 


(Continued from Page 1) 

Lee, Jack Buchanan and others. 

First release will be "Cash," with 
Robert Donat, followed by "Blue 
Danube," with Joseph Schildkraut; 
"Men of Tomorrow," with Donat and 
Merle Oberon; "Night of the Gar- 
ter," with Sydney Howard and Win- 
ifred Shotter; "Over-Night," star- 
ring Donat; "Venetian Night," star- 
ring Schildkraut and Brigette Helm; 
"That's a Good Girl," starring Jack 
Buchanan; "Wolves," starring 
Charles Laughton and Dorothy 
Gish; "Girl from Maxim's," featur- 
ing Frances Day; "Chance of a 
Night Time," starring Ralph Lynn 
and Winifred Shotter; "Almost a 
Divorce," starring Sydney Howard 
and Nelson Keys; "Counsel's Opin- 
ion," starring Binnie Barnes and 
Cyril Maude; "Plunder," starring 
Tom Walls and Ralph Lynn; "Gen- 
eral John Regan," starring Henry 
Edwards; "Wedding Rehearsal," 
starring Roland Young and Merle 
Oberon and "The Love Contract," 
starring Owen Nares and Winifred 

Also, "A Night Like This," star- 
ring Tom Walls and Ralph Lynn; 
"It's a King," starring Sydney How- 
ard; "The King's Cup," starring 
Dorothy Bouchier and Harry Mil- 
ton; "Mischief," starring Ralph 
Lynn and Winifred Shotter; "Betty 
in Mayfair," starring Anthony 
Bushell and Winifred Shotter; "Say 
It With Music," starring Percy 
Marmont and Jack Payne and Band; 
"Leap Year," starring Tom Walls; 
"The Ghost Walkers," starring Tom 
Walls and Ralph Lynn; "The 
Trouble Cruise," starring Sydney 
Howard; "Girls Please," starring 
Sydney Howard and Jane Baxter, 
and "The Blarney Stone," starring 
Tom Walls. 

Pictures are to be released at the 
rate of one every two weeks. 

Rawlinson Sees Crusade Benefits 

Atlantic City — The church cru- 
sade against movies, instead of be- 
ing harmful, will bring about new 
life for the industry, causing a cut 
in dialogue and a return to the 
speed and action pictures which 
brought the industry to the front, 
according to statement made by 
Herbert Rawlinson, screen veteran, 
now on location here for filming of 
"Convention Girl." 

Rosson Back in Hospital 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — Harold Rosson, who 
was scheduled to leave for Europe 
following his discharge from the 
hospital, has been ordered back to 
the hospital. 

Boston Boycott Threat 

Boston — A movie boycott will be 
called next month by the League of 
Decency here, with a plea for New 
England cooperation, unless the Hays 
organization places a man in charge 
of all film showings in New England 
or offers a better plan. 

Intimate in Character 
Internationa! in Scope 
Independent in Thought 

The Daily Newspaper 
Of Motion Pictures 
Now Sixteen Years Old 

ar^*iF daily 


NEW yCCI\, f PIDAy, JULY 13, 1934 


Court Threatens to Reject New Fox Met. Offer 


Control of Local 306 Is Taken Over by I. A. f. S. E. 


. . . and a situation 

A SOFT answer turneth away wrath. 
** Regardless of the intensity, and in 
spots intolerance, of the church crusade 
against the screen, the sensible and effi- 
cient method of Will Hays and his Or- 
ganization in meeting an embarrassing 
situation is to be commended. The ex- 
hibitor is now fully protected by being 
granted the right, regardless of his con- 
tractual relations, to scratch any picture 
released before July 15 against which there 
is a genuine protest on moral grounds. 
After that date the Production Code Ad- 
ministration and its Seal of Approval will 
function and full responsibility will be 
assumed for all pictures released by Asso- 
ciation Members. We are informed that 
so sincere will be the efforts of the in- 
dustry to meet the standards of the church 
dignitaries that we may soon be up against 
the paradox of the few remaining censor 
boards of the country officially complaining 
that this new picture deal is doing them 
all out of jobs. 

T T T 

ST seems to be the open season for sock- 
' ing the movies. Not only by the clergy, 
who, by the way, have certain merit to 
fJieir socks, but from writers whose liveli- 
hood is derived from pictures, and who, 
above all, should know what it is all about. 
We suppose that the knocker will always 
be with us. He who can see little good 
. anything, is envious of all, and who is 
always ready to join the band-wagon of 
destructive criticism because of its inter- 
mittent opportunity of drawing attention. 
Strange as it may seem, this hammering is 
not confned to those without. We have 
plenty of rapping writers within. Now, 
when the industry needs its full fighting 
strength, might be a good time to cata- 
logue its pseudo writing friends. It already 
knows its enemies. 

/"NUT of all this hue and cry of boycott, 
^^ church opposition and industry merry- 
go-round criticism, the recent remarks of 
Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt on the motion pic- 
ture situation stand out as a dignified bea- 
con in the bewildered sco of cinema hys- 
(Coniinued on Page 2) 

Books of Union Ordered 

Returned by Supreme 

Court Judge 

Control of Local 306 has been 
taken over by the I. A. T. S. E., it 
was announced by George E. 
Browne, president of the Interna- 
tional, at a meeting of the progres- 
sive group of Local 306 in Yorkville 
Casino late Wednesday night. De- 
spite Browne's statement that the 
meeting was not legal, an over- 

(Continncd on Page 6) 

Extend Receivers' Time 

Irving Trust Co. yesterday was grant- 
ed a two-month extension as receiver 
for Fox Metropolitan Playhouses. The 
present receivership was to expire Aug 
18. The extension was granted by Fed- 
eral Judge Mack at the request cf 
Charles Littlefield, attorney for Irving 


Necessity of carefully watching 
advertising and publicity copy from 
the angle of propriety and good taste 
is understood scheduled to be 
stressed at a meeting of advertising 
and publicity department heads at 
the Harvard Club on Tuesday. The 
gathering, called by Carl Milliken of 
the Hays association, will include a 

7 Field Representatives 
Are Assigned by Mundus 

Seven sales representatives have 
been added to the Mundus Distrib- 
uting Corp. sales, selling the 27 fea- 
tures in the Midwest territories, ac- 

(Continued on Page 6) 


Judge Knox of the U. S. District 
Court for the Southern District of 
New York yesterday granted Elec- 
trical Research Products motion for 
dismissal of the $65,953,125 triple 
damages action brought by the Vo- 
cafilm Corp. because of the plain- 
tiff's failure to supply a $250 bond 
as directed by the court. The de- 
cision does not become effective for 

(Continued on Page b) 

Distributors Win Appeal 
In $35,336 Coast Action 

San Francisco — An appeal by ma- 
jor distributors against a judgment 
of $35,336 rendered against them in 
a zoning action brought by Fae Rob- 
inson, former operator of the Seville 
Theater, Inglewood, was upheld yes- 
terday by the U. S. Circuit Court of 
Appeals. The opinion dismisses 

(Continued on Page b) 

Terms in New Fox Met. Offer 
Called Too Severe by Judge 

Cancellation Privilege 

Is Termed Ineffectual 

Boston — Again calling on Will H. 
Hays to put an agent with full cen- 
sorship powers in the Boston film 
district, and advising exhibitors to 
appoint such a man if Hays fails, 
as a means of averting the boycott 
scheduled to start next month, Cath- 

(Continued on Page 6) 

Claiming that "conditions" in the 
new $4,500,000 bid for the assets of 
the Fox Metropolitan Playhouses 
made by Loew-Warner were "too 
severe", Federal Judge Mack yester- 
day threatened to reject the offer as 
"not proper" and to permit the bond- 
holders to reorganize the circuit. 
The court's statement followed a re- 
quest by attorneys for the bondhold- 

(Continued on Page 6) 

No Para. Reorganization 

Plan Developed Yet — 

Earnings Higher 

Paramount assets are currently 
between $75,000,000 and $80,000,000, 
while liabilities are about $60,000,- 
000, representing an excess of assets 
over liabilities of roughly $15,000,- 
000, The Film Daily learned yes- 
terday from an authoritative source. 

Film Daily is informed that no 
reorganization plan for Paramount 
has yet been developed. It is ex- 
pected that in about two weeks the 
creditors' groups, which has already 

(.Continued on Page b) 


Boston — Jurisdiction of a reor- 
ganization plan for the Goldstein 
Brothers theaters in western Massa- 
chusetts and owned now by Olympia 
Theaters, Inc., which is in receiver- 
ship, has been taken over by Su- 
perior Court through Judge Whiting. 
The court has ordered that the ques- 
tion of accepting the plant be taken 
up by the court in the first jury- 
waived session, Sept. 19, and that 
any objector to be heard on that 
date shall file a statement of ob- 
jections in Superior Court by Sept. 

Fabian Interests Get 

Fox Brooklyn Theater 

Fabian Enterprises, Inc., of which 
Simon H. Fabian is president, has 
leased the Fox Brooklyn Theater for 
five years at an aggregate rental 
of $1,000,000. 

Capitol Reviving "Min- Bill" 

As a tribute to Marie Dressier, whose 
illness has attracted nationwide inter- 
est. Major Edward Bowes stated yester- 
day that "Min and Bill," the star's 
biggest screen hit, would be revived 
at the Capitol starting next Friday. 


Friday, July 13, 1934 

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and a situation 

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teria. The first lady of the land is close 
to fundamentals, knows human nature and 
is not unmindful of the ideals, aims, am- 
bitions and requirements of our citizenry. 
She broadcasts as a distinct advance the 
avowed determination of the industry to 
voluntary censorship and pays it tribute 
by recognizing its tremendous power for 
the improvement of our peoples and our 

Only One More to Go 
On New Liberty Lineup 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — Completion of camera 
work on "School for Girls" leaves 
only one more picture to be made 
on Liberty's program of eight for 
next season. The achievement of 
the independent organization, head- 
ed by M. H. Hoffman, sets a prece- 
dent in speedy completion of a sea- 
son's lineup. Sidney Fox, Paul 
Kelly and Lois Wilson head the cast 
of the latest production. Final pic- 
ture will be "Without Children." 

Nine Changes Are Made 
In Para. Foreign Staff 

Nine changes in the Paramount 
International Corp. foreign depart- 
ment have been effected as follows: 
A. Lichschiendl, formerly manager 
in Austria, to district manager su- 
pervising Austria, Yugo-Slavia and 
Roumania; Rudolp Jellinek as dis- 
trict manager supervising Czecho- 
slovakia, Poland and Baltic States; 
G. P. Vallar manager for Germany; 
Charles Peereboom manager for 
Holland; Louis Foldes manager for 
Hungary; Harvey Ott, comptroller, 
transferred to the Paris office from 
Berlin; W. Tillsman manager at 
Dusseldorf ; L. H. Rubin manager at 
Madrid; E. Fonta manager at 

Dismiss Charge Against Levey 

Charge of coercion preferred 
against Charles C. Levey, secretary 
of Local 118, building service em- 
ployes union, by Harry Lewis, man- 
ager of the Tivoli, Brooklyn, was 
dismissed yesterday in Special Ses- 
sions Court, Brooklyn. 

Vallee in Warner Musical Special 

Rudy Vallee, signed by Warners 
to star in a special musical feature, 
leaves shortly for the coast to be- 
gin work. Formal announcement 
of his new film deal was made by 
Vallee last night on his radio pro- 

"Beau Geste" in London Revival 

As a test of public opinion to fam- 
ous silent films, Paramount's "Beau 
Geste" is being revived at the As- 
toria, London. 

Bioff as Aide to IATSE Head 

George E. Browne, new presi- 
dent of the I. A. T. S. E., has ap- 
pointed William Bioff as his person- 
al representative. 

Wilcox Closes Deals 

On 23 British Films 

Deals for American release of 23 
British-made films have been com- 
pleted by Herbert Wilcox, director 
of "Nell Gwyn", British & Dominions 
production, who sails for England 
tomorrow on the Aquitania after a 
five-week stay here. Wilcox plans 
to return in about six weeks to com- 
plete further negotiations for in- 
terchange of stars and directors be- 
tween the U. S. and England. 

Modified Clearance Plan 
Is Adopted in Milwaukee 

Milwaukee — A modified schedule 
setting availability for straight pic- 
ture, vaude-film and double feature 
houses has been adopted by the lo- 
cal zoning and clearance board. Mil- 
waukee County exhibitors must file 
a policy record with the board by 
Aug. 15. 

Sign New M-G-M Contracts 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — Edwin L. Marin, who 
has just finished directing "Paris 
Interlude," and Maurice Chevalier, 
now completing work in "Merry 
Widow," have signed new contracts 
with M-G-M. Chevalier goes abroad 
after his present film and will make 
a picture for Alexander Korda be- 
fore returning to the Metro studios. 

"DuBarry" Coast Premiere at $2 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Los Angeles — World premiere of 
Warner's "Madame "DuBarry," star- 
ring Dolores Del Rio, is set for the 
Hollywood theater at $2 top. Open- 
ing date remains to be determined. 
The premiere here will be followed 
by a series of key city roadshows. 

Joan Lowell Feature Finished 

"Joan Lowell — Adventure Girl," 
feature filmed by Joan Lowell in 
Central America, has been com- 
pleted by Van Beuren Corp. for 
RKO release. Editing was done un- 
der the supervision of Sam Jacob- 

Friedlander Funeral Today 

Funeral services will be held to- 
day for Al Friedlander, 48, pioneer 
exhibitor and connected with the 
Nelson & Renner circuit in Brooklyn, 
who died suddenly of heart trouble 
while returning to New York on the 
I. T. O. A. outing Wednesday. 

New Contract for Maxwell Arnow 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — Maxwell Arnow, 
Warner-First National casting di- 
rector for the last two years, has 
been signed to another two-year con- 

French Film Preview 

A preview of "Lac Aux Dames" 
and "Toi Que J'Adore" will be held 
tonight aboard the Champlain, Pier 
57, under auspices of John S. Taper- 

.oming an 



MARY PICKKFORD, accompanied by her niece, 
Gwynne Pickford, is on her way to New York 
from the coast, stopping over in Chicago tomor- 
row for a visit at the fair. 

SAMUEL CUMMINS sails tomorrow on the 
Aquitania for London. 

DIANA WYNYARD arrives in New York to- 
morrow from the coast and sails the same d ,y 
on the Aquitania for a few weeks' visit with her 
family in England, after which she returns to 
the M-G-M studios. 

WALTER REICHENBACH, who has gone to 
the coast, returns to New York in about a 

PAT CASEY leaves New York soon for the 

AL SELIG is in Boston, on publicity for "The 
Return of Bulldog Drummond." 

RAY CONNER, formerly manager of the RKO 
Keith in Boston, was in the Hub this week 
before returning to managerial duties at the 
Palace in New York. 

HERBERT WILCOX of British & Dominions 
sails tomorrow on the Aquitania for England. 

FRANK BRUNER left on the 20th Century 
yesterday for Chicago, where he will handla 
publicity for Mary Pickford's arrival there ir 
celebration of "Mary Pickford Day" on Sat- 
urday at the World's Fair. 

JOHN BALABAN is on his way back to Chi- 
cago from New York. 

F. HERRIOK-HERRICK, director, leaves for 
Haiti today. 

Sees Reopening of Code 
By New NRA Commission 

Washington Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Washington — When and if the re- 
ported new commission takes over 
administration of the NRA, succeed- 
ing Gen. Johnson, its actions are ex- 
pected to include cognizance of the 
Darrow reports and a reopening of 
the movie code, says Abram F. 
Myers in his current Allied bulletin. 

Cummins to Get Foreign Product 

Samuel Cummins, who sails on 
the Aquitania tomorrow to super- 
vise the London opening of "For- 
gotten Men," plans to close negotia- 
tions on several foreign films for 
distribution in the U. S. 

M-G-M Gets Two Stories 

"The Old Nest," by Rupert 
Hughes, and "Goodbye Mr. Chips," 
"Atlantic Monthly" novelette by 
James Hilton, have been bought by 

Arthur Beckhard Signed by M-G-M 

Arthur J. Beckhard, Broadway 
producer, has been signed by M-G-M 
as director and dialogue writer. He 
leaves shortly for the coast. 

Theaters Must Air Profits 

Judge Knox of the U. S District 
Court for the Southern District of New 
York has directed the Flower Garden 
Amusement Corp. and others to show 
the profits made by each house since 
the installation of Western Electric 
sound. The ruling was in answer to 
specific interrogations asked by Elec- 
trical Research Products in the suit 
brought by the theaters. The plaintiffs 
comprise about 40 companies operating 
houses in Brooklyn, the Bronx and near- 
by territories. 


15-MONTH RECORD broken by 'Here ComesThe Navy' at Loew's 
State, Norfolk, world premiere while bannered planes, dread- 
nought floats, sailor ballys launch advance campaigns for a score 
of ace-house openings next week. Cagney and O'Brien star.* 

LEADING A FAST LIFE. Completion this 
week of 'A Lost Lady', Pulitzer Prize story 
with Barbara Stanwyck and quartet of 
male leads including Frank Morgan, Ricar- 
do Cortez, Lyle Talbot and Philip Reed, 
sets season's record forproduction speed on 
Warner lot. Alfred E.Green directed (right). 

the cutting room goes the pride of the 
Warner musicals, 'Dames', with double- 
shift crews working top speed to meet 
August 18th pre-release bookings labove). 

'MAN WITH TWO FACES' garners biggest 
Robinson gross since 'Silver Dollar' at N. Y. 
Strand and critics' enthused applause for star's 
astonishing dual characterization (above). 


Signing of Rudy Vallee adds air- 
wave's biggest name to Warners' 
star roster for next season (left). 


by reports of 'chilled spines on 
Broadway' in midst of heat wave, |^ 
caused by 'Return of the Terror', Pass*** 
new Edgar Wallace film at Rialto, 
rated 'first class, thrilling enter- 
tainment' by News, Journal, others. 

*A Warner Bros Picture °A First National Picture Vilagraph, Inc , Distributors 


Leo, the Champ, 
thanks his friends for 
the good things they're 
saying about his 
for 1934-35 ! 


Very pleasant to note that pictures like "The Thin Man" 
"Operator 13" "Viva Villa!" "Sadie McKee" "Manhattan 
Melodrama" "Men in White" etc. . . . are being followed 


Hollywood Reporter says: 
bright and filled with 
laughs. Grand entertainment. 
Harlow at her best. Simply 
swell in addition to being 
luscious eyefull!" 



LEWIS STONE • Jack Conway. Director 
Produced by Bernard Hyman 



LEWIS STONE • Otto Kruger • Directed by 
Victor Fleming • Produced by Hunt Stromberg 




Friday, July 13, 1934 


Walter Connolly in 


with Doris Kenyon and Robert Young 
Columbia 75 mins. 


Though it lacks the customary love story, 
this is a consistently absorbing drama of 
the type that should get the breaks in 
the current clamor for strictly clean pic- 
tures. Walter Connolly, a big Broadway 
showman happily married to Doris Kenyon 
and having a little son whom he hopes to 
train as his successor, is aboard an ocean 
liner that is sunk, with Connolly supposed- 
ly going down after making a hero of him- 
self. Actually, after doing good work in 
helping save the women and children first, 
he gave in to a sudden impulse for self- 
preservation and got into one of the life- 
boats disguised as a woman. Realizing 
later that, having been publicized as a 
hero, it would disgrace his family to have 
the truth known, he remains under cover, 
working at menial jobs near his old the- 
ater, and finally proves a guiding counsel 
to his son, trurning him from a quitter 
into a success. 

Cast: Walter Connolly, Robert Young, 
Doris Kenyon, Macon Jones, Scott Beckett, 
Rollo Lloyd, Maidel Turner, George Hum- 
bert, Hobart Bosworth, Hugh Huntley, Gil- 
bert Emery, Akim Tamiroff, Yale Pup- 

Director, Walter Lang; Author, Albert 
Payson Terhune; Screen Play, Fred Niblo, 
Jr., Sidney Buchman; Cameraman, Benja- 
min Kline; Recording Engineer, Lambert 
Day; Editor, Viola Lawrence. 

Direction, Good Photography, Good. 

Jack La Rue in 


Mayfair 67 mins. 


An unusually original plot treatment lifts 
this out of the ruck of underworld plays. 
It builds up a lot of sympathy for Jack 
La Rue as the young rookie, who is forced 
to put himself in a very unfavorable light 
with his fellow officers, his girl and his 
pal in order to get in the confidences of 
the gang leader and get the goods on him. 
He is framed by the gangster (Matthew 
Betz) and made to appear drunk while 
the gang robs a warehouse. Later the 
Commissioner informs him that he was 
framed, and secretly arranges a plan with 
him to go out and get the evidence on 
the gang leader. La Rue gets himself 
mixed up in a drunken row, and is dis- 
missed from the force for slugging a fel- 
low officer. Then he works his way 
into the confidence of the gangster and 
becomes one of the gang, finally securing 
a little black record book that gives him 
the evidence he was after of the gangster's 
crimes. Works up to a slam-bang action 

Cast: Jack La Rue, Ada Ince, DeWitt 
Jennings, Matthew Betz, Arthur Belasco, 
Thomas Brewer. 

Director, Spencer Gordon Bennett; Au- 
thor, Homer King Gordon; Screen Play, 
George Morgan; Editor, Fred Bain; Camera- 
man, James S. Brown, Jr. 

Direction, Good. Photography, Okay. 


• • • A FEW days ago we broke in this column the first 
news that had filtered East concerning a revolutionary develop- 
ment in Technicolor as exemplified in an RKO Radio 
short called "La Cucaracha" our West Coast spy tipped 
us off that it was practically third dimensional in its dazzling 
effect and outdid anything in color ever projected on a 

screen big words, those but we are here to state 

that the dope is absolutely correct. Bob Sisk and his publicity 
dep't arranged a classy soiree at the Sert Room of the Waldorf 
yesterday and proved that this new three-component 
process in Technicolor has practically brought third dimension 
to the screen it is one of those things that must be per- 
sonally experienced in order to properly appreciate it 

mere word description will not convey the remarkable effect that 
the observer obtains while watching the screen the party 
itself was done with class everything in the Mexican at- 
mosphere of the pix 

T T T 

• • • A SUMMER theater for play tryouts has been 
started at Ridgewood, N. J. by the Ridgewood Women's Club 

season will open July 18 with "Shanty Boat" Roy 

Walling is managing director A. Raymond Gallo, publicity 

Helen L. Young, treasurer Sardi's restaurant today 

inaugurates an open air cafe in connection with the regular 

eaterie Herbert T. Silverberg, the Buffalo film attorney, 

expects soon to be a poppa for the second time 

New Fox Met. Terms 

Are Called Too Severe 

{Continued from Page 1) 
ers' committee that the hearing be 
again adjourned for ten days to give 
the bidders and the committee an- 
other opportunity to reach an amic- 
able agreement. 

It was brought out at the hearing 
that the new "conditions" in the 
latest bid were to the effect that if 
any theaters are not delivered they 
shall not be considered in the pur- 
chase price. It also states that the 
present operators shall not continue 
operation of the theaters. "Either 
bid for the bonds or bid in some 
way that the objectionable condi- 
tions in the present bid are elimi- 
nated," Judge Mack told the attor- 
neys. J. Robert Rubin assured the 
court that the bidders had "every 
hope and expectation" of obviating) 
every questionable condition. At the 
urgent request of Saul Rogers, at- 
torney for a bondholder group, the 
court permitted an eight-day ad- 
journment. The hearing will be 
continued Friday morning at 11 

During the proceedings, attorneys 
for the Central New York Corp., 
operators of a subsidiary circuit of 
34 theaters in upper New York 
state, threatened to file suit against 
the estate for $243,000 in claims 
filed. A representative from the At- 
torney General's office was present 
at the hearing. 

No Deal on, Says William Saal 

Reports that he is lining up an in- 
dependent exchange system, with Se- 
lect and Liberty among products to 
be handled, are denied by William 

Cancellation Privilege 

Is Termed Ineffectual 

(Continued from Pane 1) 

olic leaders yesterday termed the 
new cancellation right on protested 
films as only a timid step and not a 
solution. They said it will cause un- 
fair competition between producer, 
affiliated circuits and independents. 
Belief is that thev are strategically 
trying to divide the industry. 

Distributors Win Anneal 
In $35,336 Coast Action 

(Continued from Pane 11 

Robinson's comnlain and puts an end 
to the suit, which grew out of in- 
clusion of the Seville in the same 
zone as West Coast's M^sa when the 
'after was built in 1925. Distribu- 
tors contended the zoning plan was 
"n advisory recommendation and not 
legally binding. 

65-MiIliou Erni Suit 

Is Dismiss^ bv Court 

(Continued frnm^ Pnnn 11 

30 days, during which time Voca- 
film will have an onportunity to 
make good the default. Attorneys 
for Vorafilm informed the court that 
l hev har! been unable to locate their 
principal either bv correspondence 
or personal contact. 

"U" Gets First Clean Film O^av 

Certificate No. 01. the cipher 
^psiernation beiner used bv the Pro 
duction Code Administration pre- 
viewing committee in th» east unrfe' - 
the industry's new self-regulating 
olan. was received yesterday by Uni- 
versal on its Mentone short. "Hits 
of Today." Vincent G. Hart heads 
the eastern previewing group. 


(Continued from Page 11 

completed a factual study of the 
company's financial condition, and 
the stockholders' committee, now en- 
gaged in making such a study, will 
meet with representatives of Kuhn, 
Loeb & Co. to prepare a reorganiza- 
tion plan. 

Latest estimate of Paramount 
earnings for the first three months 
of 1934 are $2,300,000 after depre- 
ciation but before federal taxes. 

Control of Local 306 

Taken Over by IATSE 

(Continued from Page 1) 

whelming majority of those present 
voted to oust Harry Sherman. 

In Brooklyn Supreme Court, Jus- 
tice Dunne ordered returned to the 
union the books seized ten days ago 
by District Attorney Geoghan. 

7 Field Representatives 
Are Assigned by Mundus 

(Continued from Page 11 

cording to announcement by Earl 
W. Kramer, general manager. The 
men and their territories are: Jack 
Groves, Denver and Salt Lake; 
Charles M. Davie, Detroit; Harry 
Goldberg, Chicago; John Graham, 
Kansas City; Edward Sapiro, Mil- 
waukee; Lionel Wasson,; Omaha 
and William R. Karsteter in St. 

Negotiations are nearing comple- 
tion for additional representatives 
in other territories, said Kramer. 

Names Producer Members 
Of Actors, Writers' Bodies 

The Code Authority yesterday 
made the following appointments of 
Producers' and Producers' Represen- 
tatives of members of the Actors' 
Committee and Writers' Committee 
under provisions of Article V-B 
Part 4(a) of the Code: 

Actors-Producers' Committee — E. J. Man- 
nix (Metro) Alternate Fred Pelton (Metro): 
T. T. Cain (Fox), Alternate William Koenig 
(Warners): Frank O'Herron (RKO), Alter- 
nate Al Kaufman (Paramount); Nat Levine 
(Mascot). Alternate, M. H. Hoffman (Lib- 
erty) ; Sam Bri«kin (Columbia). Alternate 
Abraham Lehr (Sam'l i^oldwvn). 

Writers-Producers* Committee — Trying 
Thalb'erg (Metro). Alternate Hal W.illi. 
(Warners): Darryl Zanuck (20th Centurvl 
Alternate Samuel Goldwyn: I. E. Chadwick, 
Mternate Larry Darmour (Majesticl ; Henry 
Henigson (Universal), Alternate Harrv Cohn 1 
(Columbia); Sol Wurtzel (Fox); Alternate 
Merrill Hurlburt (Para.). 

These selections were made by the 
Code Authority from nominations 
received from the Association of 
Motion Picture Producers and the 
Independent Association of Motion 
Picture Producers. 

Warners After Hackensack House 

Hackensack. N. J. — Already oper- 
ating the Oritani and Eureka here, 
Warners are reporting dickering for 
the Skouras Fox theater. 






StWT^ WyMrT 

♦ * ' 

It's cause for rejoicing when show- 
men get together and kick out dat 
ole debbil double bill. Educational 
steps up its production budget and 
the short subjects step out for finer 
entertainment all through the show. 

Here's dog-gone good news for the exhibitors who are 
just going back to the ideal form of varied picture 
program . . . and for the wise ones who never left it . . . 



Dog-gone Babies 

From the play "Love and Babies" by Herbert P. McCormack 

Adapted by William Watson and Art Jarrett 

Produced by Al Christie 

Tom Patricola and Buster West will soon be on parade with "Hi. Hi, 
Sailor'*; Buster KeatOll with another to duplicate the hits he has made in 
•'The Gold Ghost" and "Allez Oop!" and Bing Crosby singing the 

songs that made him famous in four short subject specials. 



This is a drama, Friends, not a vegetable 
mart. Just give us a chance and we'll 
entertain you as you've never been 
entertained before. 


. . . followed by a rain of ripe tomatoes 
from the enraptured audience. A 
whole -hog drama of the days when 
great acting was all ham. 



Paramount Picture Directed lj "William Beaudine 

Intimate in Character 
International in Scope 
Independent in Thought 

The Daily Newspaper 
Of Motion Pictures 
Now Sixteen Years Old 

VCL. LXVI. NO. 12 

NEW yOCr, MONDAY, JLLyi6, 1934 


Crusading Groups Called on to Clarify Attitude 


Nationwide Summer Closings Below Seasonal Average 


. . . and church opposition 

EXHIBITORS sitting complacently by 
L" while producers and distributors pull 
hot chestnuts out of the church opposi- 
tion fire had better awaken to the fact 
that they face a menace far more im- 
portant to their economic future than 
the moral standards of their programs. We 
refer to the movement for the showing 
of "select motion pictures" in churches. 
Now comes word of an elaborate and far- 
reaching plan to show pictures in churches 
on Sunday nights. Further, the plan calls 
for the raising of a fund to establish an 
exchange system which would eventually 
expand as a source of pictures for thousands 
of churches. 

IN BOSTON two schools have been built 
' from the proceeds of showing motion 
pictures in competition with theaters. Still, 
while this serious movement gains mo- 
mentum, exhibitor executives in key posts 
keep looking out of the window. Churches 
pay no rent. Pay no taxes. Are favored 
from every economic burden. Have a 
ready made audience. How, then, can 
theaters, legitimately operated, compete 
with them? The mission of the theater 
is to sell amusement, of the school to 
sell education, of the church to sell re- 
ligion. Let each confine its activities to 
its own field. This non-theatrical move- 
ment is serious and should be stopped 
immediately. Competition of this sort is 
obviously wrong and the industry should 
have little trouble in proving this fact 
to the world. 

t t ▼ 

THE battle of morals between church 
■ and screen is not new. It has been 
going on for centuries. Never has the 
clergy been in accord with the drama 
on set standards. It is not unlikely that 
the producers of Athens and Rome went 
through the same thing that is making 
Hollywood sit up and take notice today. 
It is our personal opinion that regardless 
of the intensity and sincerity of the efforts 
of the producers to meet the demands of 
the church dignitaries, the permanence of 
j these standards cannot be maintained. And 
(Continued on Page 2) 

Houses Going Dark During 

Hot Months Fewer 

Than Seasonal 

Theaters being closed this year 
throughout the U. S. for the sum- 
mer months total less than the sea- 
sonal average, according to Film 
Board of Trade reports for the past 
month. In some sections, notably 
New England, where only 12 clos- 
ings against 20 reopenings are re- 
ported for the month, operations 

{Continued on Pane 4) 


Chicago — Despite reports of new 
attempts on the part of independent 
companies to break the local ban 
on double features, no serious op- 
position has developed or promises 

(Continued on Page 4) 

2 Loew Pittsburgh Houses 
Go to Stockholder Group 

Pittsburgh — Local interests repre- 
senting preferred stockholders have 
taken over the Penn and Aldine, for- 
merly in the Loew group. Attorney 
Roland McCrady, Earl A. Morton of 
Commonwealth Trust and Edwin S. 
Fownes of Oakmont have been elect- 
ed directors of the controlling Penn- 

(Continued on Page 4) 

France Making Only 95 

Paris — Schedules for the coming season 
indicate that French producers will make 
only 95 features, compared with 140 the 
past year. For the six months ended 
June 30, France saw 86 American films 
in the original version, of which 49 were 
dubbed in French. 


West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — While the remaining 
pictures on Columbia's 1933-34 
schedule are being rushed to com- 
pletion, about 10 on the 1934-35 list 
already have been put in work or 
in preparation. In addition to "One 

(Continued on Page 5) 

First Division Plans 

Production Activity 

First Division is planning to en- 
ter the production field this season 
with a lineup of six features, The 
Film Daily learns. "Convention 
Girl," now being produced at Atlan- 
tic City by Dave Thomas, is likely 
to be the first in the new series. In 
the cast are Rose Hobart, Sally 
O'Neill and Herbert Rawlinson. 
Luther Reed is directing. Executives 
of First Division would neither af- 
firm nor deny the story Saturday. 

Zoning Boards to Recess 

After Hearing Present 

Cases — Resume Nov. 1 

Local zoning and clearance boards 
will not hear or determine com- 
plaints filed with them on or after 
July 1. last, in connection with 1934- 
35 schedules, according to instruc- 
tions issued by the Code Authority, 
which has ordered that the boards 
cease functions as soon as they finish 
pending work until on or about Nov. 
1, when hearings will start on pro- 
tests for the 1935-36 systems. 

Instructions sent to the boards 
originally specified June 1 as the 
deadline for filing complaints to be 

(Continued on Page 4) 

Public Confused by Film Drive, 
Declares Civil Liberties Union 

John H. Auer to Produce 
Six Shorts in the East 

Arrangements have been com- 
pleted whereby John H. Auer, for- 
mer director for Paramount and 
Universal, will produce a series of 
six classics, the first three to be 
made in the east, probably at the 
Biograph studio. "Rip Van Win- 
kle" may be the initial story. Du- 
World will handle international dis- 

Declaring that the recent attacks 
on the movies by "certain religious 
organizations and other groups" 
have confused the public mind, the 
National Council on Freedom from 
Censorship, unit of the American 
Civil Liberties Union, issued a state- 
ment after a special meeting yester- 
day calling on the "organizations 
which have engendered the public- 
ity" to clarify their attitude toward 
state and federal censorship of the 
(Continued on Page 5) 


Moscow — Negotiations under way 
here would grant to a U. S. film 
company exclusive right to distri- 
bute all U. S. films in Soviet Russia 
and a monoply on the distribution 
of Soviet pictures in the United 1 
States. The deal would also give 
the U. S. company exclusive right 
to sell equipment in Russia. Con- 
tracts are expected to be signed 

Allied Wants Cancellation 
Of All Blacklisted Films 

Washington Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Washington — Privilege of cancell- 
ing pictures that arouse public pro- 
test is not sufficient, declares Allied 
States Ass'n in a statement Satur- 
day calling on distributors to author- 
ize exhibitors to eliminate any pic- 
tures condemned by the League of 

(Continued on Page 4) 

Hays a Kentucky General 

Frankfort, Ky — Will H. Hays has been 
appointed a general on the staff of 
Governor Ruby Laffoon. This makes the 
M. P. P. D. A. chief's second general- 
ship, his first being the federal billet 
of Postmaster General. 




Monday, July 16, 1934 

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I Get More Nazi Reels 

Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr., spon- 
sor of "Hitler's Reign of Terror", is 
stated to have smuggled news pic- 
tures of the Berlin and Munich up- 
risings out of the continent and will 
turn them over to Samual Cummins, 
distributor of "Hitler's Reign," on 
his arrival in London next week, for 
shipment to America and inclusion 
in the present release now being 
shown in the U. S. Cummins sails 
today on the Aquitania. 


. and church opposition 

(Continued from Page 1) 

this for the reason that the standards 
of the clergy are not the standards of 
the masses, never have been, and never 
will be. This clean-up campaign was in 
order and will do the industry a lot of 
good. The movies will no doubt continue 
to keep free from uncalled for suggestive- 
ness and smut and free from questionable 
scenes and subjects, but they will not 
become saccharine for the simple reason 
tliat the hundreds of millions of film fans 
in these United States will not stand by 
and allow their favorite form of amuse- 
ment go completely pollyanna. 

Frisco Paramount Corp. 
Files Security Listing 

Washington Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Washington — San Francisco Para- 
mount Corp. has filed registration 
with the Federal Trade Commission 
under a plan of readjustment of 
Granada Realty Co., in which it is 
proposed to issue $1,652,000 first 
mortgage bonds to the Granada 
Realty Co. Bondholders' Protective 
Committee in consideration of the 
transfer by that committee to the 
issuer of the property formerly 
owned by Granada. This property 
is real estate in San Francisco on 
which is located the Paramount The- 
ater Building. No dividends were 
paid by Granada in 1932, 1933 or 
1934. In 1931 Granada was a sub- 
sidiary of Paramount Publix, which 
was declared a bankrupt, March 14 
1933. Among the officers of San 
Francisco Paramount Corp. are W. 
B. Cokell, president; J. D. Van Wag- 
oner, secretary, and M. F. Gow- 
thorpe, treasurer, all of New York 

William Fox Is Denied 
Claims for $2,066,082 

Counterclaims totaling $2,066,082 
interposed by William Fox in the 
suit for $2,732,828 brought against 
him by equity receivers for Fox 
Theaters Corp. have been dismissed 
by the Appellate Division of the 
Supreme Court, Brooklyn. 

Fox is being sued by the Theaters 
Corp. through William E. Atkinson 
and Alphonse Dryer, the equity re- 
ceivers, for $1,152,000, the alleged 
amount of a note signed by Mr. Fox, 
on which he was given a release by 
the Theaters Corporation's directors, 
and for $1,580,828 on an alleged 
stock purchase subscription, from 
which he also was released by direc- 
tors. The receivers claim that the 
releases were granted by directors 
whom he dominated, rendc-rmg the 
release improper and void. 

Mr. Fox's first counterclaim was 
for $250,000 to cover expenses al- 
ready incurred and likely in defend- 
ing the suit. The second and third 
counterclaims were for a total of 
$1,816,082, which Fox claimed repre- 
sented rent due on a lease held by 
Fox Theaters on a San Francisco 
theater. Fox alleged that the lease 
was broken and that the theater 
owners are looking to him for pay- 
ment of the rent. a 

nd G 


JANET GAYNOR, now in New York with her 
mother and Lillian Myhre. traveling compan- 
ion, will sail shortly for a visit to Norway, 
Sweden and Denmark. 

ANN BRODY is expected in the east from 
Hollywood this week to appear in summer stock. 

RUBY KEELER is scheduled to leave next 
week for the Warner studios. 

MR. and MRS. CHARLES R. ROGERS and son, 
John, together with MR. and MRS. VAL PAUL 
and son, Val, Jr., arrive in New York today 
from California on the Santa Paula. 

IRENE BILLER, Hungarian screen actress, and 
MRS. DAVID SARNOFF arrive in New York to- 
day from Europe on the Leviathan. 

WILL ROGERS flew from the coast to Lake- 
wood, Me., on Friday to visit his daughter, 
Mary, who is playing in summer stock with 
the Lakewood Players. 

Gravatt Heads A.C. Ass'n 

Atlantic City — Frank P. Gravatt, 
president of the Atlantic City Steel 
Pier Co., one of the largest amuse- 
ment enterprises of the country, in- 
cluding among other things three film 
houses, has been elected president of 
the Atlantic City Amusement Men's 
Ass'n., replacing William Fennan. 
Alfred Hill, of the Million Dollar 
Pier was named vice president and 
Edward J. O'Keefe, veteran theater 
owner, was elected secretary. 

Ben Fuller After Capital 
For Austrian Production 

London — Sir Benjamin Fuller, 
director of the Fuller circuit of 
Australia, on his arrival here from 
Hollywood, said the purpose of his 
visit, included the negotiating of 
finances to float an Australian pro- 
duction company along big lines. 

Dubinskys Protest St. Joe Plan 
Kansas City — Complaint against 
the St. Joseph clearance schedule 
has been filed by Dubinsky Brothers. 

Billy Gluck Joins Amuse. Supply 

William (Billy) Gluck, equipment 
and projection engineer, has joined 
Amusement Supply Co. as sales 

20,000,000 SWEETHEARTS 

- — ^^-k 



In a Sensational Single Reel 




Photophone Contest Winners 

Winners of the annual June sales 
contest conducted by the Photophone 
Division of the RCA Victor were 
announced Saturday by E. O. Heyl 
manager, who also reported a mark- 
ed increase in the sale of Photo- 
phone High Fidelity sound appara- 
tus for June over last year. 

Prizes of the new RCA Victor all- 
wave radio receivers are to be 
awarded Bernard Sholtz, New York; 
J. H. Owens, Washington, D. C, and 
Seth D. Perkinh, Hollywood, who are 
the winners of this year's competi- 



We can't croon, but ve do know 
how to weave carpets that win the 
lasting good will of theatre owners 
who use them. Year in and year 
out, Alexander Smith Premier and 
Crestwood Carpets have been giving 
satisfaction in the majority of the 
country's most successful theatres. 





Monday, July 16, 1934 


(Continued fiom Page 1) 

heard this summer, but the new or- 
der extends the period to July 1 
No deadline is fixed for completing 
hearings and decisions on current 
complaints, but the boards are or- 
dered to work as expeditiously as 

All appeals from decisions by ex- 
hibitors or distributors, including 
those who have not assented to the 
code, must be filed with the Code 
Authority directly or through local 
boards within five days after deci- 
sions are made or schedules pub- 

Allied Wants Cancellation 
Of All Blacklisted Films 

(.Continued from Page 1) 

Decency. The most that exhibitors 
will get out of the present plan will 
be an argument with exchange man- 
agers in which the theater man is 
most likely to lose, says Allied. 

Fox Studios Working 

On Ten Productions 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — In addition to the 
new Warner Oland film, "Charlie 
Chan in London," which went into 
work a few days ago, and "Seren- 
ade," nearing completion, Fox has 
four stories in preparation, while 
four completed films are in the cut- 
ting room. Latter group includes 
Janet Gaynor's "Servants' En- 
trance," Will Rogers in "Judge 
Priest," Rosemary Ames and Rus- 
sell Hardie in "Wanted," and 
Charles Boyer and Loretta Young 
in "Caravan." In preparation are 
"Lottery Lover," "Music in the Air," 
"State vs. Elinor Norton" and 
"Marie Galante." 


Today: Annual picnic of Kansas City Film 
Row, Kansas City, Mo. 

Today: Testimonial dinner by M.P.T.O. of 
Eastern Penna., Southern N. J. and Del 
to Lewen Pizor, retiring president, Hotel 
Bellevue-Stratford, Philadelphia 

July 17: Ohio Valley Independent Exhibitor 
League meeting to consider new zoning 
schedule, Cincinnati. 

July 17: Annual convention of the Kinsas 
and Missouri Theater Association, Hotel 
Muehlbach, Kansas City. 

July 18: Annual outing of Boston motion pic- 
ture post, American Legion. Recreation 
Park, Riverside, Auburndale. Mass. 

July 25: Midwest convention of Ross Federal 
Service, Chicago. 

Aug. 1-20: Second Exhibition of Cinemato- 
graphy, Venice, Italy. 

Aug. 22-24: Allied Theater Owners of New 
Jersey convention, Atlantic City 

Sept. 16; North Dakota Allied meeting, Man- 
dan, N. D. 

Oct 29: S.M.P.E. Fall Meeting, Hotel Penn- 
sylvania, New York 

• The Broadway Parade • 

Picture Distributor Theater 

Dancing Mm General Pictures Cameo 

Stamboul Quest M-G-M Cspitol 

Old Fashioned Way Paramount Paramount 

Whom the Gods Destroy Columbia Music Hall 

M~n With Two Faces First National Strand 

Return of the Terror First National Rialto 

Call It Luck (2nd week) Fox M:yfair 

Baby, Take a Bow (3rd week) Fox Roxy 

Of Human Bondage* RKO Radio Palace 


The World Moves On (3rd week) Fox Criterion 


In the Land of the Soviets Amkino Acme 

July 14 Protex Little Carnegie 


I Give My Love (July 17) Universal Mayfair 

Here Comes the Navy (July 18) Warner Bros Strand 

His Greatest Gamble (July 18) RKO Radio Rialto 

H:use of Rothschild (July 18)" United Artists Rivoli 

Grand Canary (July 19) Fox Music Hall 

Notorious Sophie Lang (July 20) Paramount Paramount 

Min and Bi!l (July 20)f M-G-M Capitol 

Subsequent run. 

Follows Astor two-a-day run. 


Making 'U' Short at Chicago Fair 

Chicago — A three-reel short with 
A Century of Progress as its back- 
ground is to be filmed this week. 
Jack Townley, former RKO director 
and writer, arrived in Chicago a few 
days ago with a troupe of camera- 
men and sound experts and, having 
received official approval of the fail- 
officials, will start shooting at once. 
The picture, which will deal with the 
experiences of a country boy who 
visits the fair and falls in love with 
a show girl, will be made for Uni- 
versal. Sally Rand, Buddy Rogers 
Mary Carr, Arthur Lake, Lincoln 
Steadman and Jean Tracy will ap- 
pear in it. 

New Warner House to Open in Dec. 

Chicago — Plans for the 1,400-seat 
Beverly theater, new Warner south 
side house, have been completed and 
construction is expected to start 
this month, with opening to take 
place late in December. Roland F. 
Perry and Helmuth Bartsch are the 
architects. James E. Costen, Chi- 
cago district manager for Warners 
is vice-president of the corporation 
which owns the site and will erect 
the house. 

New House Likely at Steel Pier 

Atlantic City — Addition of an- 
other theater is a possibility in the 
enlargement of the Steel Pier, which 
has more amusements this year than 
ever before assembled in a single 

Film Exchange Gets Two-Reeler 

"Desert Dangers," two-reeler deal- 
ing with snake hunting, has been 
acquired by The Film Exchange 
from Edward J. O'Toole. H. Perga- 
ment of the Exchange is working on 
a deal for national release. 

Oppose M-G-M Trailer Activity 

Atlanta — Both the South Eastern 
Theater Owners and the Georgia 
Florida - Tennessee - Alabama Inde 
pendent Theaters Ass'n have adopt- 
ed resolutions opposing the entrance 
of M-G-M in the trailer field. 

Says Movies Don't Hurt Eyes 

Toronto — Films are not harmful 
for normal eyes, states Dr. Henry 
Aronsfeld, of Houston, pi-ominent 
among the 800 delegates attending 
the meeting of the American Opto- 
metric Ass'n at the Royal York Ho- 
tel here. "If movies hurt the eyes, 
it is the fault of the eyes, and not 
the movies. The rapid change of 
depth and perspective in pictures has 
no effect on normally developed 
eyes," declares this authority. 

Robbers Get $1,000 
Gainesville, Ga. — Burglars recent- 
ly drilled a hole in the safe of the 
Royal, owned by Frank Plaginos, 
and escaped with about $1,000. 

Appealing Chicago Zoning Case 

Chicago — Following refusal of the 
local clearance and zoning board to 
<?rant the Balaban & Katz request 
for modification in the present 
seven-day cleai-ance, the case is to 
be appealed. 

7,000 See Free Movie Show 

An audience of more than 7,000 
attended the opening show of the 
free summer movie series of the 
Hudson Guild in Chelsea Park. The 
program, which includes community 
singing, will be presented every Fri- 
day night. 

Full-Week Vaude at Harding 

Chicago — The Harding theater, B. 
& K. neighborhood house, has inaug- 
urated a new policy of stage and 
screen programs for the entire week. 
This will be the first time in five 
years that the Harding has had full- 
week stage shows. 

Operators Must Get License 

Jacksonville, Fla. — The City Coun- 
cil has passed an ordinance requir- 
ing projectionists to obtain a city li- 
cense after having passed a state 
board examination as to their fitness 
and ability. Before applying for li- 
cense, operator must have had one 
I year's practical experience. 


(Continued from Page 1) 

will be at the highest ievel in sev- 
eral summers. 

The Los Angeles territory had 11 
reopenings against only five clos- 
ings, while another important area, 
Minneapolis, reports 15 openings 
against 17 closings for the month. 
The south will fare better as a re- 
sult of higher prices for cotton, while 
upturn in grain prices will some- 
what offset recent drought condi- 
tions in the midwest. , 

Virtually no summer closings are 
planned by the Balaban & Katz cir- 
cuit of nearly 100 houses in the Chi- 
cago district, it was stated by John 
Balaban while in New York the past 

In eastern Pennsylvania only 
eight houses closed in June, partly 
offset by five reopenings. The Cin- 
cinnati region, which usually has 
quite a number of closings for the 
hot months, reports only five houses 
going dark, against three openings 
che past month. 

Double Feature Ban 

Holding in Chicago 

(Continued from Page 1) 
to develop, according to theatermen 
who are adhering to the plan. Vir- 
tually all local theaters are charg- 
ing admissions above ten cents, with 
but a few houses playing indepen- 
dent product not in line in this pol- 

2 Loew Pittsburgh Houses 
Go to Stockholder Group 

(Continued from Page 1) 

Federal Corp. They meet this week 
to elect successors to Nicholas M. 
Schenck and David Bernstein, who 
resigned as president and vice-presi- 
dent with the loss of control. A 
fourth director elected to represent 
the common stock was Leopold 
Friedman of New York. 

Toeplitz Film to Cost $175,000 
London — A budget of $175,000 has 
been set for "The Dictator," first 
picture by the newly formed Toe- 
plitz Productions, Ltd. It is a story 
if Denmark in the year 1700. Kurt 
Bernhardt will direct. Work starts 
next month. 

Barbara Stanwyck 
George Marion 


Monday, July 16,1934 



(Continued from Page 1) 

Night of Love," already completed 
for the new program, Frank Capra 
is progressing with "Broadway 
Bill," starring Warner Baxter and 
Myrna Loy; Russell Mack is direct- 
ing the musical, "The Girl Friend"; 
Frank Craven has "That's Gratitude" 
in work; Tim McCoy is beginning 
his first action feature on the new 
lineup; "Spring 3100" is being read- 
ied by Kubec Glasmon; Vera Cas- 
pary is similarly busy on "Sure 
Fire" for Gene Raymond and Ann 
Sothern, and "$25 an Hour," "Eight 
Bells" and "The Depths Below" are 
being put into shape to follow im- 

Recently completed features on 
the old program include: "Whom 
the Gods Destroy," with Walter 
Connolly; "Girl in Danger," with 
Ralph Bellamy and Shirley Grey; 
'Blind Date," with Ann Sothern, 
Paul Kelly and Neil Hamilton; "The 
Defense Rests," Jack Holt vehicle 
with Jean Arthur; "Name the Wo- 
man," with Richard Cromwell and 
Arline Judge; "Beyond the Law," 
final Tim McCoy western. 

Nearing completion are "Among 
the Missing," with Richard Crom- 
well and Henrietta Crosman, and 
'The Captain Hates the Sea," with 
John Gilbert, Victor McLaglen and 
Wynne Gibson. "I'll Fix It," with 
Jack Holt, and "Hello Big Boy" are 
going in work. 

Four two-reel comedies, one on 
the old program and three for 1934- 
35, also are starting production. 

Chicago Palace Cuts Scale 

Chicago — A reduction in prices is 
announced by the RKO Palace. 
From opening until 2 o'clock the 
price is now 25 cents; 2 until 6:30. 
35 cents except on Saturday and 
Sunday, when the price will change 
at 5; after 6:30, 50 cents plus tax. 
Children's price will be reduced 
from 25 to 15 cents. 

Closes Chicago Deals 

DuWorld has closed contracts with 
3 elham Pictures, Chicago, for dis- 
tribution of "Bride of Samoa" and 
['Beast of Borneo" in the Chicago 






"Ann Sothern always wears blue pa- 


• • • WOULD IT interest you to know how the Westerns 
came to be born? it all started about 1906 
Colonel William N. Selig was then working for the Canadian 

Pacific as a photographer his job was to make movies 

of cowboy atmosphere picked up along the western stretches 
of the immense railroad system the Nickelodeons were 

springing up everywhere that gave the Colonel a bright 


T T ▼ 

• • • HE GATHERED together an assortment of film 

anywhere from 20 ft. to 300 ft. in length cowboys in 

roundups, riding shots, scenics, etc he brought these 

negatives to Chicago his first studio was the back yard 

of a modest house and he went to work on the First 

Western an 800-foot reel composed of some of his Cana- 
dian Pacific shots between which he worked in his back- 
yard studio shots with an old stage coach and several ham 

actors dressed up as cowboys there wasn't much story 

plot to this first horse opera, of course and Westerns 

have run true to type ever since so between turning out 

these Westerns and manufacturing his Selig Polyscope Projec- 
tor the Colonel managed to amass a sizable fortune. 

• • • WHILE OTHER exhibs are yelling tuff times 

a young lad in our hamlet has built up a circuit of 28 

houses and is Cleaning Up in a big way refer- 
ring to Max Cohen entrepreneur of the Selwyn and Har- 
ris theaters en Forty-second Street the banner houses 

of his circuit and this is how he did it 

• • • HE SAT back and figured astutely and sanely 

that in these Recovery Times folks want amusement 

and diversion in an agreeable Atmosphere BUT 

at a Low Price ,so he started his 15-cent admish policy 

put refrigerating systems into these two houses 

dressed up the ushers who are nice mannerly young 

chaps put a refined barker out front also refined 

fronts for every show nothing cheap or tawdry 

fixed up the interior with nice drapes and carpets made 

everything so that your grandma can attend and enjoy the show 

Result a lineup as soon as the houses open at 

9:30 A. M and a steady clicking at the toll gate right 

through to the closing gong at midnite or later just a 

live gent with an idea on which he Cashed In with a 

score more houses all around the metropolitan territory doing 

T T T 

• • • WE ARE planning a theater circuit ourself 

inspired by Mister Max Cohen the circuit will be called 

the Legion of Decency the Slogan on all literature 

"Dull and Simple — but CLEAN!" every house will be 

equipped with a church steeple and belfry because our 

circuit will be a hookup with the Church we will only 

run pix okayed by the Church the bell will toll the cash 

customers in a percentage of the "take" will be kicked 
back to the Church in the naborhood just a business ar- 
rangement between Church and Theater it's the ole gag 

when you can't fight a guy take him into part- 

nership that's probably all he wanted from you in the 

first place a slice of the booty and when you give 

it to him he's goin' to forget all his altruistic ideas for 
the ready cash which even a Church needs in order to 
carry on these days 

« « « 

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(Continued from Page \) 

movies and their iplans regaling 
"the stage, the book and magazine 
publications, the radio, and the\ 

Among those signing the state- 
ment for the National Council were 
Barrett H. Clark, playwright and 
publisher; Elmer Rice, playwright, 
vice-chairman of the National Coun- 
cil; and the following members of 
the Council's executive committee: 
Mary Ware Dennett, sociologist; 
Henry J. Eckstein, attorney; Morris 
L. Ernst, attorney; B. W. Huebsch, 
publisher; Dr. Louis I. Harris, 
former New York Commissioner of 
Health; Alexander Lindey, attorney; 
William A. Orr, editor; James 
Rorty, writer; Harry Weinberger, 
attorney; and Clifton Read, secre- 

The statement was sent to mem- 
bers of the interfaith council of the 
Legion of Decency, to Cardinal 
Hayes, the Motion Picture Research 
Council, and other groups. 

"In the absence of any construc- 
tive contribution by these self-ap- 
pointed organizations", the state- 
ment concluded, "we fear they are 
inevitably laying the foundations for 
a form of censorship either govern- 
mental or religious, not only of the 
movies, but of the stage, the radios, 
and books, magazines, and the press. 
To the first class of censorship we 
are militantly opposed and we be- 
lieve that any form of religious cen- 
sorship would be subversive of the 
religious liberty clauses in our basic 
law, which guarantees the separa- 
tion of Church and State." 

No Cancellations in Canada 

Toronto — No word has been re- 
ceived here regarding the right of 
exhibitors to cancel films on moral 
grounds, as granted to U. S. exhibi- 
tors last week. Colonel John A. 
Cooper of the Motion Picture Dis- 
tributors' Ass'n says such a privi- 
lege would make little difference in 
Canada due to the efficient censor- 
ship practiced in the Dominion. 

Evelyn Laye Finishes "Evensong" 

London — Evelyn Laye has com- 
pleted her latest picture, "Even- 
song," for Gaumont-British. 




Shanghai at present has only two 
producers of sound films and 15 pro- 
ducers of silents. 



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James Fidler 


Alma Whitaker 





WITH/' -Alice TOdesley 



PICTURE."-Franc Dillon 



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Robbin Coons 



Dorothy Wooldridge 

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Grace Wilcox 



Danny Thomas 







Sidney Skolshy 

the entire history of motion pictures have all critics 
in such unbounded unanimous praise — it's in the air — 
lere— Columbia's first for 1934-35 is a sensation— 
lure record-maker COLUMBIA MARCHES ONI 



Screen play by 
S. K. LAUREN, James Gotl- 
and Edmund North 



• • • 



Monday, July 16,1934 

N-E-W-S O-F T-H-E D-A-Y 

Boston — The Scollay Square the- 
ater has closed again after a rocky 
career in recent months. Complete 
renovation is heing tried as a rem- 
edy, and Manager Alton K. Free- 
man is staying on to oversee pro- 

Boston — Frank Henson, formerly 
assistant manager at Loew's State, 
has gone to managt the Bijou in 
New Haven, a Poli house. 

Boston — Four distinct tieups with 
three different Boston newspapers, 
running at the same time, is the 
record made by Joseph A. DiPesa, 
publicity manager of Loew's the- 
aters here. Picture was "Return of 
Bulldog Drummond." 

Chicago — The Lexington, 715 S. 
Crawford, has been sold by Saper- 
stein Brothers to the Lexington 
Theater Corp., of which I. Schwager 
is president. House is scheduled to 
reopen about the middle of August. 

Cherniavsky Contract Renewed 

Chicago — Balaban & Katz have 
renewed the contract of Josef 
Cherniavsky, musical director of the 
Chicago theater, to July, 1935. A 
substantial salary increase also was 
given him. Cherniavsky formerly 
was musical director for Unievrsal. 

Acquires "Colonel Blood" 

General Pictures Exchange has 
acquired U. S. distribution rights to 
"Colonel Blood," a Sound City pro- 
duction which M-G-M distributed in 
England. Cast includes Frank Cel- 
lier, Anne Grey, Mary Lawson and 
Allan Jeayes. 

G.-B. Signs Mendes for Two 

London — Lothar Mendes, who re- 
cently directed "Jew Suss" for Gau- 
mont-British, has been signed by the 
company to handle two more. They 
are "King of the Damned," with 
Conrad Veidt, and "Anna Karenina," 
with Veidt and Madeleine Carroll. 

Milwaukee Zoning Meet July 24 

Milwaukee — Any objections to the 
clearance and zoning schedule ap- 
proved July 11 will be heard at s 
meeting of the board July 24 in the 
Hotel Schroeder, Secretary Ben 
Koenig announces. 

De Mille Defends Supervisors 

We I Coast Buy., THE FILM DAILY 
Hollywood — No longer the butt of 
jokes, supervisors have proven their 
worth, declares Cecil B. De Mille. 

"These men are doing really con- 
structive work and have obviated the 
confusion and lost motion which would 
result from one executive, no matter 
how able, trying to give guidance to, 
say, eight pictures simultaneously under 

I. T. 0. A. Product Committee to Meet 

The committee appointed by the I. T. 0. A. to study and make recommendations 
as to the character of product will meet in a few days to organize and lay its plan 
of procedure. Attorney Bernard Barr is chairman of the goup. 

Charlotte. — The following theater 
changes are reported here: Swain, 
Bryson City, taken over from D. V. 
Wright by C. R. Reagan; Richmond, 
Rockingham, formerly operated by 
Sampson Theaters, now under the 
management of H. W. Wall, owner 
of the building; Arcadia, Beaufort, 
formerly operated by W. A. Murphy, 
now being operated by J. H. Ross. 

Edgefield, So. Caro.— The Strand, 
closed for some time, is now open 
under the management of Allen 
Harper. M. L. Rhame formerly man- 
aged the house. 

Ocean Grove, N. J.— The Strand, 
on the boardwalk, is being reopened 
by the Hughfalk Amusement Co., of 
which Fred W. Falkner is president, 
after extensive alterations and mod- 
ernization with Photophone High 
Fidelity sound equipment. New 
carpeting, new seats and a new 
screen are among the improvements 

Richmond, Va. — The National, a 
Wilmer & Vincent house, has re- 
placed its old sound with new Photo- 
phone High Fidelity reproducing ap- 


Thomaston, Ga. — W. A. Odom and 
J. B. Hardy, who also operate the 
Silvertown and Five Points local 
houses, have arranged for the im- 
mediate installation of new RCA 
Victor High Fidelity sound equip- 
ment in the Ritz. 

Berkeley Springs, W. Va. — The 
Berkeley has been reopened with 
Photophone High Fidelity sound ap- 
paratus by its new owner, Ernest 
L. Johnson. It will be operated by 
James Arthur Carter. 

Holton, Kans. — Ferd J. Ledoux, 
who also operates the Star, which 
is now closed for the summer, has 
installed new RCA Victor High 
Fidelity .sound equipment in the 

Birmingham — George Nealens, as- 
sistant manager of the Alabama, is 
on vacation in Panama City, Fla. 

Berlin, Wis. — E. M. Starkey, who 
now operates the Opera House, it 
remodeling the Bellis Bldg., housing 
the Rex, and enlarging capacity ol 
the latter to 500 seats. 

Short Shots from Eastern Studios 


DOSCO ATES, who has just been 
signed by Sam Sax, production 
chief at the Brooklyn Vitaphone 
Studio, is having a script readied 
for him by King Cole and Dolph 
Singer. Lloyd French has been as- 
signed to direct and the short will 
mark the reunion of director and 
star who have worked together in 
feature length comedies in Holly- 


The story for the first of the series 
of "Song Hit ' Series to be produced 
for Educational release by the Al 
Christie production unit has been 
written by Bert Granet. Production 
will be at the Hayes & Beall studios 
in Oceanside, L. I., with work sched- 
uled to get under way about July 25. 

When it comes to versatility, Sam 
Sax's chorus of beauties at the 
Brooklyn Vitaphone studio constitute 
one of the most versatile dancing 
choruses in show business today. 
Qualifications for entrance into the 
Vitaphone chorus are particularly 
severe. The entrant must be an 
adept at trapeze work, ballet danc- 

ing, acrobatic gymnastics, must have 
a solo specialty act and some dra- 
matic training besides meeting the 
usual tests of figure and face. 


"Bless You", the first of Educa- 
tional' s new series of musical come- 
dies, goes into work today with the 
Port Washington Long Island sound 
ferry providing the background for 
the comedy elopement scenes. The 
short will feature the Picken Sisters 
and Solly Ward in the principal 
roles. Al Christie is directing the 
musical with Fred Scheld assisting 
and George Weber doing the camera 
work. "Bless You" is an original 
story by William Watson and 
Arthur Jarrett, with songs by 
James Hanley and Benny Davis. 
Ferde Grofe and his radio orchestra 
will furnish the instrumental music. 

Production was completed Satur- 
day at the Vitaphone studio on the 
latest "Rambling 'Round Radio 
Row" one-reel subject featuring 
Arthur Boran, Irene Taylor, Cross 
and Dunn, Mary Small, and others. 

Silver City, N. M. — The new the- 
ater built by Eddie Ward, mayor 
and one of the Gibraltar group with 
headquarters in Denver, is install- 
ing Western Electric sound and will 
probably open about Aug. 15. 

Passaic, N. J. — Maury Miller suc- 
ceeds Max Hecht as the manager 
of the Rialto. Hecht has taken over 
the Plaza theater in Paterson. Mil- 
ler is Hecht's brother-in-law. 

Hartford, Conn. — The Palace has 
closed for the summer, followed by 
the Cameo. Closing the Cameo 
leaves the city without flesh enter- 

Beverly, Mass. — The Larcom has 
been closed for the next five weeks 
for renovation. It reopens in Sep- 
tember, with Thomas Woodbury re- 
placing Paul Purdy as manager. 

Mendon, Mass. — Nipmuc Park has 
been opened for straight pictures 
by D. Barnes. 

Joan Gallagher with Addison 

Cleveland — H. M. Addison, pro- 
moted to a new Loew circuit dis- 
trict post with headquarters in Bos- 
ton, takes along Joan Gallagher as 
his secretary. Like Addison, she 
has been with Loew for seven years. 

Eddie Krofta Running Hotel 

Milwaukee — Eddie Krofta, former 
booker and later salesman for the 
United Artists exchange here, is 
now operating the Lake Keesus Ho- 
tel resort at Merton, Wis. 

Lubin Staging Vivian Cosby Play 

Arthur Lubin will produce at the 
Coast a new play by Vivian Cosby, 
who wrote "Trick for Trick," which 
Fox filmed. Later the play will be 
presented on Broadway. 

Sam Wood in Ireland 

London — Sam Wood, M-G-M di- 
rector, has concluded his visit here 
and left for a tour of Ireland and 
Scotland. He returns to London 
before sailing back to America. 

Harbula Moves Headquarters 

Wheaton, 111.— M. G. Harbula and 
Associates, consulting air condition- 
ing engineers, have moved their 
headquarters to 303 Gary Ave. here. 

Nugent Pleads for Stage 

West Coast Buy.. Till-. FILM DAILY 
Hollywood — Death of the legitimate 
theater would deal a costly blow tc 
the motion picture as it would elim- 
inate "the best experimental laboratory 
in the world for pictures," according 
to Elliott Nugent, Paramount director 
"I feel that for every person wh; 
stays away from the picture because 
they have seen it as a play on tho 
stage, ten more will come because they 
have heard of the play and are inter- 
ested," says Nugent. 

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COMETHING new will be offered 
° in "My Grandfather's Clock," a 
two-reel novelty which has just gone 
into production at M-G-M. It is de- 
scribed as a detective ,story in 
rhyme and rhythm, burlesquing the 
Sherlock Holmes and Philo Vance 
type of fiction. It is to be pro- 
duced in Technicolor. Felix E. Feist, 
who prepared the screen play and 
lyrical continuity from an idea by 
Dick Goldstone, is to direct. 

T T T 

Franchot Tone, Jean Muir and 
Margaret Lindsay will have the 
three important leading roles in 
Warner's "Just Out of College" 
(temporary title). Alfred E. Green 
has been assigned to direct. 

T T T 

Leo Tover, Paramount camera- 
man, was taken ill this week on the 
set where he was filming "You Be- 
long To Me" with Lee Tracy and 
Helen Mack. Al Gilks, of the Para- 
mount staff, will replace him dur- 
ing his absence. 

T T ▼ 

"Soldier Woman," by Charles L. 
Clifford, has been purchased by 
Paramount for Carole Lombard. This 
is the second Lombard vehicle se- 
cured within a week, the first being 
Damon Runyon's "Maybe a Queen." 

T T T 

Bertram Millhauser and Beulah 
Marie Dix have been added to the 
writing staff at the Paramount to 
work on the treatment of B. P. 
Schulberg's "War is Declared." 

T T T 

Charles Barton, recently elevated 
to a full-fledged director at Para- 
mount, will megaphone "Wagon 
Wheels," an outdoor romance, as his 
first directorial effort. 

T T T 

John Farrow, well known author 
and playwright, becomes a director 
at M-G-M this week, being assign- 
ed to handle the megaphone on the 
first of a series of two-reel musi- 
cals. The picture, titled "Beauty 
and Truth," also was written by 

T Y ▼ 

Monogram has borrowed Bruce 
Cabot from RKO for "The Redhead," 
which Meville Brown will direct 
from Vera Brown's novel. Others 
cast for the picture so far includes 
Grace Bradley from Paramount, 
Berton Churchill, and Regis Too- 

T T T 

Florence Fair, Broadway charac- 
ter actress recently signed by War- 
ner-First National, has arrived on 
the coast by boat from New York. 

T T ▼ 

Paul Kruger has been signed by 
Paramount for "Pursuit of Happi- 
ness," starring Francis Lederer with 
Joan Bennett, Charlie Ruggles and 
Mary Boland. 

T T T 

Warner-First National cast as- 
signments: Hobart Cavanaugh, 
Harry Tyler, Russell Hopton for "I'll 

Sell Anything"; Arthur Aylesworth 
for "Six-Day Bike Rider." 

T T T 

"Jan of the Jungle," an original 
by Otis Delbert Kline, has been 
bought by Universal and will be 
made into a serial. Kline is rep- 
resented by Adeline Alvord. 

T ▼ ▼ 

Universal has cast Douglas Mont- 
gomery in "Gift of Gab," and Cath- 

erine Doucet and Gavin Gordon in 
"Wake Up and Dream." 

▼ T T 

Columbia castings: Leon Errol, 
Del Henderson for "The Captain 
Hates the Sea"; Ward Bond, Sam- 
uel S. Hinds, Harry Todd for 
"Broadway Bill." 

Fox Assignments: Nick Foran for 
"Marie Galante" and "Music in the 

Air"; Lucien Littlefield, Henry Kol- 
ker for "Serenade"; Marjorie Ram- 
beau for "Man Lock," formerly 
"Sand Hog"; Claire Trevor for 
"State vs. Elinor Norton"; Helen 
Morgan for "Marie Galante"; Ster- 
ling Holloway for "Lottery Lover"; 
Reginald Owen for "Music in the 
Air"; Alan Mowbray, Murray Kin- 
nell, Douglas Walton for "Charlie 
Chan in London." 


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Intimate in Character 
Internationa! in Scope 
Independent in Thought 

The Daily Newspaper 
Of Motion Pictures 
Now Sixteen Years Old 

VOL. LWI. NO. 13 

NEW yCEK, TUESDAy, JULY 17, 1934 


125 Theaters Affected by San Francisco Strike 


M. P. T. O. A. Mapping Fight Against Non-Theatricals 

Ed Kuykendall Lining Up 

Data on Unfair 


In a move to combat the growing 
competition of non-theatrical per- 
formances, President Ed Kuyken- 
dall of the M.P.T.O.A. has issued 
a call to all exhibitors, regardless 
of affiliation, to write him as Chair- 
man of the Unfair Trade Practice 
Committee of the Code Authority, 
giving details of unfair competitive 
practices prevailing in their com- 
munities. With the code restricting 
{Continued on Page 5) 


FILM DAILY Staff Correspondent 

Washington — In lieu of Donald K 
Wallace and another member of 
NRA's Research and Planning divi- 
sion making a survey of skilled 
labor employment in the motion pic- 
ture industry in New York, as an- 
nounced recently, the magnitude of 

(Continued on Page 8) 

Famous Players Group 
Signs for RKO Lineup 

RKO's entire 1934-35 lineup of 
product has been signed by the Fam- 
ous Players Canadian circuit, in- 
volving about 125 situations, in a 
deal closed in Canada by Jules Levy, 
vice-president and general sales 
manager of RKO Distributing Corp., 
and Leo Devaney, district manager. 
J. J. Fitzgibbons and Ben Geldsaler 
acted for the circuit. 

Speeding Up Appeals 

In order to clear the way for circuit 
buyers and individual operators to nego- 
tiate for next season's product, the Code 
Authority is speeding up the hearings 
on all appeals from local clearance 
and zoning board decisions. It if 
planned to render final decisions on 
these cases within the next two weeks 

Pete Woodhull Picked as Film Arbiter in Dover, N. J. 

Dover, N. J. — Following a conference of the Better Films Committee of the Wo- 
men's Club with ministers and educators of Dover and vicinity, Mrs. Grace Boll, presi- 
dent of the Women's Club, has invited R. F. Woodhull to act as reviewer for coming 
pictures. The groups, which also went on record against block booking and blind buy- 
ing, plan to issue lists of approved subjects for distribution in schools and to the general 
public. Woodhull, better known to the industry as "Pete," for years national president 
of the M.P.T.O.A , says he is taking the matter under consideration. 


Philadelphia — Demand that the 
general boycott of movies be modi- 
fied immediately has been made by 
the Musicians Protective Ass'n, 
with the Central Labor Union of 
Philadelphia concurring in the re- 
quest. The unions ask that black- 
listing be applied only to objection- 
able films, and not to theaters. Ar- 
bitrary action against all movies 
will only swell the ranks of the un- 
employed, it is pointed out. 

Denver Exhibitors Charge 
Discrimination by Board 

Denver — Aroused at the code 
board decisions ordering several the- 
aters tc stop bank nights, country 
stores and cash nights, while Harry 
Huffman's theaters continue their 
weeekly auto giveaways, 36 of the 
40 exhibitors in this area have 

(Continued on Page 8) 

Omaha — Due to loss of bookings 
as a result of the cleanup crusade, 
the Paramount Theater, ace house 
here, will close Wednesday follow- 
ing the current picture, "Old Fash- 
ioned Way". "Madame DuBarry", 
'Born to be Kissed" and the Mae 
West film formerly called "It Ain't 
(Continued on Page 5) 

Censorship Threat Brings 
Action Against Dual Bills 

Grand Rapids — Following decision 
by local groups seeking censorship 
that they would ask elaborate cen- 
sorship rules unless double features 
are banned, it is expected that the 
duals will be dropped by September 
or October. Major distributors are 
understood to have assured H. M. 
^irhey, manager of Michigan Al- 
lied, that they will cooperate to that 
end. About 97 per cent of local 
exhibitors are reported ready to fall 
in line and the others are expected 
to be brought around. 

San Francisco Theaters Closed 
As General Strike Cripples City 

Mass. to Get Measure 
Permitting Cancellations 

Boston — A bill that would permit 
any theater to cancel a picture on 
complaint of even a small number 
of persons will be filed by Repre- 
sentative Alexander F. Sullivan in 
the next session of the state legisla- 

San Francisco — Theaters and 
other places of amusements depend- 
ing upon union musicians and stage- 
hands were closed yesterday as la- 
bor staged a general walkout in 
sympathy with striking longshore- 
men. With transportation tied up, 
the city was practically paralyzed. 
(Continued on Page 8) 

New Deals for Year Given 

to Trendle-Patterson 

and Lucas-Jenkins 

One-year extensions on two the- 
ater partnership deals have been ar- 
ranged by the Paramount Publix 
trustees, the Film Daily learns. Op- 
erators who have been given renew- 
als of last year's contracts are 
George W. Trendle and Willard Pat- 
terson, handling the Detroit houses, 
Detroit, and Lucas and Jenkins of 
Atlanta. All other partnership con- 
tracts are being reviewed by the 
trustees' advisory committee to de- 

(Continued on Page 5) 


FILM DAILY Staff Correspondent 

New Orleans — Federal Judge 
Wayne Borah has appointed E. V. 
Richards temporary trustee for 
Saenger Theaters and Saenger 
Realty under the new bankruptcy 
(Continued on Page 5) 

Warner Bros. Close Deal 
With Interstate Circuit 

Complete output of Warner-First 
National features and Vitaphone 
shorts for 1934-35 has been signed 
by the Interstate Circuit, it is an- 
nounced bv Grad Sears, sales exe- 
cutive. Carl Leserman and Fred 
Jack acted for the comoany in clos- 
ing the deal with the 75 Hoblitzelle 
and O'Donnell houses. 

New NRA Appeals Body 

IVash. Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 
Washinzton — Headed by Amos J 
Peaslee, New York lawyer, a three-mar 
Industrial Appeals Board has been sat 
up by Gen. Johnson to act on all com- 
plaints of inequitable application of 
NRA codes, particularly as they affect 
small independents. John S. Clement, 
president of Sandura Co., Philadelphia 
is the second member, with one more 
to be chosen. 




Tuesday, July 17, 1934 

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Frank Whitbeck 

Clergyman Sees Crusade 
Failing In Its Purpose 

Criticizing the church crusade 
against films because of its attempt 
to set up a morality for works of 
art and creating a confusion be- 
tween morality and the protection 
of children, Karl M. Chworowsky, 
a clergyman writing in Sunday's 
"Times", declares "the current agi- 
tation against so-called indecent 
films is going the way of previous 
and similar agitations simply be- 
cause it starts from the same prem- 
ises of confusion and ignorance." 
He is particularly opposed to per- 
mitting religious prejudice to dic- 
tate tastes in art or amusement. 

Another dissenting note was voic- 
ed Sunday by Dr. Charles Francis 
Potter before the First Humanist 
Society at Steinway Hall. He de- 
clared that the experiment of the 
churches in prohibition had shown 
them to be "incompetent moral 
judges disqualified by American 
public opinion," and "church cen- 
sorship of movies is likely to de- 
velop into forcing upon us a list of 
approved pictures as innocuous, in- 
sipid and inane as the white list of 
books approved by the Roman Cath- 

Shirley 4 Weeks at Roxy 

Definite decision was reached yes- 
terday to hold over "Baby, Take a 
Bow", with Shirley Temple, for a 
fourth week at the Roxy. Only three 
other pictures have had a run of 
"his length in the history of the 
house. They are "Street Angel", 
"Cockeyed World" and "Common 

Brock Colors "Here Comes Navy" 

Gustav Brock has completed hand- 
colorinjr of several scenes in War- 
ner's "Here Comes the Navy" for 
its opening at the Strand. Se- 
quences colored include firing of 
guns, flames and night scenes of a 
boat approaching a battleship. 

Western Producers Here on Deals 

Bernard B. Ray and Harry S. 
Webb, producers of the Tom Tyler, 
Jack Perrin and Bud 'N' Ben west- 
erns, have arrived in New York to 
arrange for 1934-35 releases of their 

Auer Films to Be Features 

Series of classic pictures which 
John H. Auer is to produce and di- 
rect, starting probably with "Rip 
Van Winkle" in the east, will be fea- 
ture-length productions, not shorts. 

Maurice White in Exhibition 

Cincinnati — Maurice White has 
resigned from the Warner exchange 
to take charge of the Forest and 
Nordland theaters, suburban houses, 
recently acquired by Abe Libson 
brother of Ike Libson. 

Songwriters to Meet on Coast 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Los Angeles — A special meeting 
of the Songwriters' Protective Ass'n 
will be held here tomorrow with Sig- 
mund Romberg, president of the S. 
P. A., presiding. 

13 One-Reel Novelties 

Being Made by Ideal 

Ideal Pictures is producing a ser- 
ies of thirteeen one-reel novelties 
titled Ideal Whatnots, four of which 
have been completed. The first four 
titles are "Camera Thrills," "Happy 
Daze," "Strange Hobbies" and 
"Something for Nothing." 

State-Lake Reorganizing 

Chicago — The State-Lake Build- 
ing Corp., owner of the State-Lake 
Theater Building, has instituted re- 
organization proceedings in federal 
court under the new bankruptcy 
laws. Liabilities are listed as $2,- 

Sign Writer for Spanish Series 

Alfredo Le Pera, prolific writer of 
originals and lyrics for Spanish 
language pictures, has been signed 
by Frank Z. Clemente and Lewis 
Maisell to prepare the story, dia- 
logue and lyrics for the first of a 
series of six pictures which will be 
produced in the East under the Latin 
Artists Pictures Corp. banner. Le 
Pera has long been associated with 
Carlos Gardel, the Argentine star, 
and has been responsible for "Luces 
de Buenos Aires," "Esperame," 
"Melodia da Arrabal" and "Questa 

Gamby on Midwest Tour 

Maria Gambarelli (Gamby), who 
has just concluded performances in 
two of the Grauman's Chinese the- 
ater prologues, will make a brief 
tour of mid-western cities. Her first 
appearance will be at the RKO Pal- 
ace, Chicago, where she will be as- 
sisted by the same troupe of girls 
that were with her in Hollywood 
Miss Gambarelli also is slated for an 
appearance at the Hollywood Bowl 
the latter part of August. 

Howard Green's Play for Broadway 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — Howard J. Green 
Paramount writer, will have his new 
nlay, "Hapny Ending", produced on 
Broadway this fall. Green, who has 
iust completed the screen play for 
'The Lemon Drop Kid", with Lee 
T racy and Helen Mack under the 
direction of Marshall Neilan, adapt- 
ed his play from a story by Margel 
Gluck and Michael Markham, mem- 
bers of a studio reading department. 

Bell & Howell 16mm. Rental Library 

Chicago — A 16mm. sound-on-film 
rental library with branches in vari- 
ous key cities has been established 
by Bell & Howell. About a hundred 
400-foot reels from Educational and 
other producers are now available in 
the library. H. A. Spanuth is in ac- 
tive charge. 

Hepburn Vehicle Starting 

We*t Coast Bureau of THE FIT M DAILY 

Hollywood — "The Little Minister.'* 
first of three pictures in which 
Katharine Hepburn will be starred 
by RKO next season, is being pre- 
pared by Pandro Berman to go in 
work July 23. 

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JACK COHN, vice-president of Columbia, 
accompanied by NATE SPINGOLD, will arrive 
in New York this morning on the Century fro™ 
a conference on the Coast. 

ROBERT DONAT, English stage and screen 
star who has just completed the leading role 
in "The Count of Monte Cristo" for Reliance 
arrived from Hollywood yesterday by plan2 
He sails for England on Saturday. 

JULES LEVY, RKO sales chief, returns th- 
latter part of the week from Canada. 

RUBY KEELER is now scheduled to leave next 
Monday for the coast to start work at First 
National in "Flirtation Walk." 

CHARLES R. ROGERS, who arrived yesterday 
from the coast on the Santa Paula, left im- 
mediately for Boston. He will return Thurs- 

JOHN W. HICKS, JR., vice-president ir 
charge of Paramount International Corp., de- 
parts for London on his customary semi-annua' 
visit of inspection to England and Continent I 
Europe by the Manhattan tomorrow. He wil 
bo absent from New York for about two months 

LUCIEN HUBBARD is due to leave Hollywood 
at the end of the week en route to Europe. 

LILY MESSINGER, RKO talent scout, sails 
Saturday for England on the Paris. 

J. J. SHUBERT returns from abroad today 
on the Paris. 

ANDY (Charles J. Correll) of Amos n 
Andy sails tonight on the Bremen for a vaca- 
tion abroad. 

HARRY RICHMAN leaves Thursday for Holly- 
wood by plane to sign contracts with Columbia 
for two musical films. 

JOHN R. FREULER returned yesterday fron 
a trip through the Middle West. 

Dual Bills at Hanna, Cleveland 

Cleveland — Fred Clary has re- 
opened the Hanna, legit house, with 
double features at a new low scale 
of 10 and 15 cents for matinee and 
25 cents at night. Lowest price at 
other downtown houses is 30 cents 
at night. Opsning program included 
a Monogram and a First Division 

"Navy" Opening Put Off 

Opening of Warner's "Here Comes 
the Navy" at the New York Strand 
has been changed from tomorrow to 
Friday evening. 


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FIRST 3-week run at the world's 
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Based on a play by James P. Judge 

Directed by Harry Lachman 


Sees Television Next Great 
Development in Films 

'pHERE is no doubt that the 
next really important tech- 
nical development in pictures 
will be television. The possibili- 
ties are already being feverish- 
ly explored and investigated. 
When television is finally 
achieved everyone will be able 
to sit at home and see their 
films by the fireside. Of course, 
this state of affairs will not be 
reached for some time. I do 
not believe that the kinemas 
will be abolished, but in the 
new circumstances it will be 
possible to broadcast all cur- 
rent films from one center. 
From one main projection thou- 
sands of theaters throughout 
the whole world could be sup- 
plied, which will mean fewer 
copies, fewer films, and im- 
provement in quality. Other 
developments are also being ex- 
ploited. One of these is con- 
tour and perspective, and the 
other color. At present, the 
camera is able to give us only 
"flat" photographic representa- 
tion, but the time will come 
when we shall see all "form" 
with its true contours and re- 
lief. Color is only at present 
in an elementary stage, and it 
has rarely so far proved satis- 
factory. The only successful 
color films at the moment are 
Walt Disney's famous Silly 
Symphonies. I believe that the 
English film production could, 
and should, lead the world. 
England has reached the top 
rung of the ladder in technical 
accomplishment. It builds the 
best cars, and has the most 
magnificent railways. Further- 
more, England has produced the 
greatest poets and writers. She 
has produced the best actors, 
like Chaplin, Laughton, Arliss, 
Colman, Clive Brook and others; 
and even though most of them 
work in Hollywood, that does 
not alter the fact. Then also, 
in the studios the British are 
excellent workers. They are 
ambitious for solid, serious and 
reliable work. The English 
film industry, which was form- 
erly not taken seriously, is now 
not only respected and admired, 
but also considered capable of 
competing with, and even sur- 
passing the best American pro- 
ductions. What faults there are 
in British production lie mainly 
with the producer. Generally, 
having graduated from silent 
pictures, he is bound by conven- 
tions, and by wrong impres- 
sions of the possibilities of the 
talkies. He lacks imagination, 
which is a pity; for if he had 
this, he could conquer the 
world, just as Alexander Korda 
has made a world reputation 
for English films — particularly 
in America. 

— Dr. Paul Czinner 
of London Films. 

Tuesday, July 17, 1934 

• • • IT SEEMS that those rumors of theater company 

trouble involving RKO are frittering out as just 

rumors from M. H. Aylesworth down we find as- 
surances of cooperation between the RKO group and the Mee- 

han interests which moved in on the KAO corporation 

only recently Aylesworth took occasion to deny stories that 
seemed to point to conflict between the Proctor company and the 
KAO group . . these same assurances also come from the KAO 
people whose theaters are numerically the largest group 

in the RKO set-up so we are taking these statements at 

their face value for the same operating crew is still run- 
ning things and from present indications will con- 
tinue RKO is not worrying over the acquisition by Con- 
solidated of notes against the company for Consolidated 
has always had a close association with RKO 

• • • THE ONLY four-way contract in Hollywood is 

owned by James Gleason he is under contract to Fox to 

serve in four capacities as required actor, writer, di- 
rector or dialogue director Walter Abel has been signed 

for "Merrily We Roll Along," which Sam Harris will produce 

at the Music Box Sept. 29 Neat publicity stunt by Abe 

Meyer and Raymond Nazarro for their shorts series, depicting 

the origin of popular superstitions a rabbit's foot mailed 

on a card 

• • • LATEST NEWS among the Church Crusaders 

At a naborhood house in Philly the manager noted three kids 
step from the sidewalk into the gutter as they came opposite 

the theater a fourth kid stayed on the sidewalk and kept 

walking the other kids grabbed him and yanked him into 

the gutter with them "Dontcha know," yelled one of the 

youngsters at the offender, "that it's a sin to go near a movie 

theayter?" Incidentally, theaters in the Philly district 

that have been forced to close through lack of patronage 

are going to wait for the store owners to protest for the 

dealers in the vicinity of the picture houses have been hit hard 
by the loss of customers, and are grumbling Up in New 

Hampshire a priest in a small town has adopted the picketing 

system he stands outside the front of the theater nightly 

and scares his parishioners away they just tip their 

hats to him and keep on walking he doesn't have to say a 


T T T 

• • • A LUNCHEON is being given today at Sardi's by 
the Paramount International Corp to the New York cor- 
respondents for Latin-American publications after lunch 

they will attend a private shewing of "Cuesta Abajo" 

the Carlos Gardel film that was recently completed at the East- 
ern Service studios Ina Ray Hutton and Her Melodears, 

who stopped the show as guest artists of Ed Sullivan last week 
at Loew's State will be featured on the stage of the Metro- 
politan in Brooklyn for the week beginning July 20 

• • • IT MAY not mean anything to you but Ed 

Wynn's right name is Isadore Leopold we know a guy who 

went to school with him in Philly Ed's first amateur act 

to amuse the other youngsters was a hat that he twisted into 

all kinds of shapes Continuing its plan of devoting lobby 

space to interesting hobbies the Roxy has placed on view 

a collection of rare birds a large specially constructed 

aviary has been installed in the rotunda 

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Whirlwind Campaign 
for World Premiere 

RETURNING the compliment 
to the United States Navy, 
which cooperated in the pro- 
duction of "Here Comes The 
Navy" in California, Warner 
Bros, held the world premiere 
of this feature at the Loew's 
State theater in Norfolk, coin- 
cident with the arrival of the 
fleet at this naval base. A spe- 
cial advance campaign was pre- 
pared for the premiere by Sid 
Davidson, of the company's 
home office. Among the many 
ballyhoos put over for this 
showing were the following: 
special feature stories in the 
local dailies signed by James 
Cagney; by means of a tieup 
with Borden's Radio Hour, both 
James Cagney and Pat O'Brien, 
the stars of the picture, broad- 
cast a special message to the 
fleet at Norfolk, from Holly- 
wood. A tieup with Old Gold 
cigarette netted half page ads 
in local and suburban news- 
papers plugging the picture's 
opening. The Old Gold corpora- 
tion distributed 10,000 of the 
Norfolk newspapers carrying 
this ad to seamen and officers 
of the fleet. Special window 
posters, featuring pictures of 
James Cagney and copy on the 
picture, were planted in cigar 
stores, in addition to giant en- 
largements of the posters placed 
in all local Loew theaters and 
other cigar stores. With the 
cooperation of the Norfolk 
Chamber of Commerce, the Old 
Gold ad was used as the nucleus 
for a full page cooperative ad. 
A tieup with Postal Telegraph, 
resulted in 1000 window dis- 
plays of Jumbo Telegrams from 
Cagney to the fleet, in which the 
star thanked the Navy for its 
cooperation in helping to make 
the picture. The same mes- 
sage, on regular size telegrams, 
was mailed to the city's resi- 
dents a week in advance of the 
opening. Other stunus included 
space in a "Guide to Norfolk" 
issued to the men of the fleet; 
publicity stories from Borden's 
in conjunction with the special 
broadcast; a sail boat ballyhoo 
circulated among the ships, 
carrying picture title, theater 
and playdate on its canvas sails; 
bulletin board announcements 
on ships, in navy yards, navy 
YMCA, naval base and Cham- 
ber of Commerce; three spot an- 
nouncements (5 minutes each 
over station WTAR); orches- 
trations of the picture's theme 
song, "Hey, Sailor," planted 
with radio orchestras, and dis- 
played in music store windows; 
100 tire covers, sixty on cabs 
of the Norfolk Taxi Co., and 
forty on private cars; 200 reg- 
ular window cards, in addition 
to special window displays, with 
mounted 8x10 scene stills. 

— Loew's State, Norfolk. 


Tuesday, July 17, 1934 



(Continued from Page 1) 

the theater owner on lotteries, Kuy- 
kendall points out, the giveaway 
practice in various forms is spread- 
ing around in ball parks, tent shows, 
hails, auditoriums and even aban- 
doned theaters, thereby in many 
cases practically closing up the reg- 
ular theater. Free movie shows in 
public parks is another problem, 
says Kuykendall. 

Omaha's Ace House 

Victim of Crusade 

(.Continued from Page 1) 

No Sin," are among the pictures 
scheduled as successive attractions 
at the house, but which will not be 
able to meet their dates. Closing of 
the house, which has not been dark 
since it was opened in 1927, is an- 
nounced as indefinite, although the 
probability is that it will resume 
Labor Day. A. H. Blank's Tri-State 
company operates it. 

145 Features Planned 

By German Producers 

Estimates of German production 
for next season place the number 
of features at 140 to 145, compared 
with 136 this season, according to a 
report from U. S. Trade Commis- 
sioner George R. Canty to the De- 
partment of Commerce. About 20 
to 25 of the pictures will be made 
abroad in such cities as Prague, 
Vienna, Budapest and Paris, the 
purpose being partly to utilize 
frozen German credits in these cap- 
itals. Germany's drastic official cen- 
sorship of films in recent months has 
seriously affected its business 
abroad, Canty states. 

Iowa Theater Openings 

Des Moines — The Palace in Exira 
has reopened with W. Knight as 
manager. Carter & Lambert have 
opened the new Monte, Monticello, 
over which there was controversy 
with the clearance and zoning board. 
L. Hand has taken over the Pella, in 
Pella, from Oscar Benson. 

Fred Thomson Moves 

Fred Thomson has moved to 630 
Ninth Avenue. 

Puppets as Doubles 

Chicago — Possibility of substituting 
life-like puppets for flesh and blood 
performers in some portions of screen 
productions is being given serious con- 
sideration by Bill Baird, who operates 
a clever marionette show in the Swift 
& Co. exhibit at A Century of Prog- 
ress. Some experiments along this line 
have already been made, Baird said, and 
Hollywood producers have sought con- 
ferences with Baird regarding the use 
of puppets as doubles for stars in dang- 
erous shots. 

Teachers to Pick Films 

Selection of films to be used as the 
basis of critical discussion in English 
classes is planned by a preview commit- 
tee of the National Council of Teach- 
ers of English as part of a program 
for development of an improved taste 
for motion pictures. Committee is 
headed by Dr. Stella S. Winter, co- 
chairman of English at the Theodore 
Roosevelt High School. Lesson plans 
and study guides to be used as part 
of the program will be published by 
Teachers College, Columbia University. 
Max J. Herzberg, principal of Wee- 
quahic High School, Newark, N. J., was 
announced as general editor of publica- 
tions, to cooperate with Professor Allan 
Abbott of Teachers College. 

Clearance is Reduced 

In New Orleans Plan 

New Orleans — After an orderly 
night hearing July 13, the clear- 
ance and zoning board went into 
executive session and formulated a 
clearance plan materially reducing 
clearance on first subsequent runs. 

Clearance adopted is: 1st subse- 
quent runs, 50 days after first run, 
a 10-day reduction; 2nd subsequents, 
30 days after 1st subsequents; a 30- 
day reduction; 3rd subsequents, 21 
days after 2nd subsequents; 4th 
subsequents (non-existent now), 15 
days after 3rd subsequents; 2nd 
runs commercial area, A houses 
(Tudor, Globe, St. Charles, Liberty), 
35 days after first run, B houses 
(Lafayette, Lyceum, Wonderland, 
Newcomb), 80 days after first run; 
10-cent houses (charging 10 cents 
two or more nights a week) 320 days 
after first run. 

M-G-M Release Dates 

Are Set to Aug. 31 

Revised M-G-M release schedule 
announced yesterday gives six re- 
leases in the next seven weeks. They 
are: July 27, "Paris Interlude", 
Aug. 3, Jean Harlow production for- 
merly "Born to Be Kissed"; Aug. 
10, "Student Tour" ; Aug. 17, "Treas- 
ure Island"; Aug. 24, "Straight is 
the Way", formerly "Four Walls"; 
Aug. 31, "Chained". 

Claims 300,000 Signers in St. L. 

St. Louis — In six weeks of activ- 
ity, the Legion of Decency claims 
to have recruited more than 300,000 
parishioners in the St. Louis dio- 
cese. Archibishop Glennon says the 
figure does not include many Protes- 
tants and Jews. 

Loofborow in Politics 

Salt Lake City — Frederick C. Loof- 
borow, local code board secretary, is 
re-entering the political field as Re- 
publican nominee for Congress. 

Charles B. Garrett Takes Bride 
Havana— Charles B. Garrett, RKO 
representative here, will be married 
tomorrow to Mercedes Ruiz, a Cuban 

Rodney Toups to Bermuda 

New Orleans — Rodney Toups, 
manager of Loew's State, is leaving 
for a vacation in Bermuda with Mrs. 
Toups. ,_ 


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cide on what changes, if any, are 
to be made in the present agree- 
ments for the coming year. 

Paramount trustees are unwilling 
to make the deals permanent, the 
F.lm Daily learns, but prefer to 
continue present temporary partner- 
ship agreements pending the com- 
pany's reorganization. The major- 
ity of partnership contracts be- 
tween theater operators and Para- 
mount Publix expire within the next 
two months. 

E. V. Richards is Named 
Saenger Temp. Trustee 

(Continued from Page 1) 

act on petition of unsecured credi- 
tors. A permanent trustee will be 
named at an open hearing Aug. 6, 
after which the reorganization will 
take place. Meanwhile there will be 
no change in the Saenger opera- 

Ohio Portable Circuits 
Aid Paramount Branch 

Columbus — Local Paramount ex- 
change, managed by M. R. Clark, 
has built up a nice amount of busi- 
ness the past year through two port- 
able circuits, each playing seven 
nights a week in small towns in the 
coal region and using only Para- 
mount pictures. Clark says that be- 
fore the circuits were inaugurated 
in these 14 towns, no revenue had 
been derived from the area for six 

Du World Gets "Blue Light" 

DuWorld has closed with Gil Boag 
to handle domestic distribution on 
"The Blue Light" and with Richebe 
of Paris to distribute "Agony of 
the Eagle," a French picture drama- 
tizing the French revolution. 

RKO Sends Talent Scout Abroad 

Lily Messinger, RKO screen test 
director in the east, has been trans- 
ferred to the RKO London office as 
talent scout for the company in 
England and the continent. Marion 
Robertson replaces Miss Messinger. 
who sails Saturday on the Paris. 

Marcus Buys Interest in Zaring 

Indianapolis — Mannie Marcus of 
Central City Amusement Co. has 
purchased an interest in the Zaring 
Egyptian theater, neighborhood de 
luxer. Marcus operates the Ambas- 
sador, Alamo and Cozy theaters 

Three Soo Theaters Merge 

Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. — Three 
local theaters, the Colonial, Temple 
and Soo, have been merged. Charles 
DePaul of the Temple and Edward 
Saether of the Soo control the new 
company. The Colonial goes dark. 


FOR 1934-1935 



1 OF LOVE" | 

, "4**** STARS.." I 






Grace Wilcox I 



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Directed by 


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Tuesday, July 17, 1934 

« « « REVIEWS of the NEW FEATURES « « « 


with Virginia Bruce, Colin Clive 
Monogram 67 mins. 


The classic novel depicting the love- 
starved life of the little orphan Jane Eyre 
niisses somewhere along the line of pro- 
duction, for certainly Charlotte Bronte's 
beautiful and poignant story contains all 
the elements to sway the emotions and 
catch the imagination and sympathies of 
o!o and young. The film version moves 
alcng at a level pace without sufficient 
tempo or suspense. Virginia Bruce as Jane 
Eyre fails to create the sympathy that is 
the very essence of the orphan girl's entire 
existence. Her search for someone who 
would understand her and her recurrent 
disappointments, the poignant pictures of 
this love-starved child growing up into 
womanhood, still searching, are not ade- 
quately conveyed to the audience. The 
Bicnte novel is followed conscientiously, 
but its emotional charm has been missed. 

Cast: Virginia Bruce, Colin Clive, Aileen 
Pr ingle, Jameson Thomas, Beryl Mercer, 
Dcvid Torrence, Lionel Belmore, Joan 
Standing, Edith Fellowes, Desmond Robert, 
Ethel Griffies, Clarissa Selwynne, Hylda 
Tyson, Gretta Gould, Claire DuBrey, Edith 
K.mgdcn, William Wagner, Olaf Hytten, 
William Burres, Gail Kaye, Jean Darling, 
Richard Quine, Anne Howard. 

Director, Christy Cabanne; Author, 
Charlotte Bronte; Screenplay, Adele Coman- 

Direction, Fair Photography, Good. 


with Conway Tearle, Noel Francis, Raymond 

Hatton, Natalie Moorhead 
Invincible 65 mins. 


Taking such an unusual character as a 
man who has married 15 women in order 
to get money out of them, only to be 
killed in an unusually clever manner, this 
Maury Cohen production has just about 
enough dramatic suspense and laughs to 
make it suitable for the neighborhood 
houses. Formula of the action is more 
or less along familiar lines, with various 
persons, principally the wives, falling under 
suspicion when the bigamist is found dead 
in his room. After the usual probing 
arcund, it develops that the man was 
killed by a tube of poisonous gas sent 
to him by the husband of one of his 
victims. The mere sound of a voice over 
the radio was enough to break the thin 
tube and let the fumes out. Conway Tearle 
does a nice job as the police inspector, 
while Raymond Hatton figures in the 

Cast: Conway Tearle, Noel Francis, Ray- 
mond Hatton, Natalie Moorhead, John 
Wiay, Oscar Apfel, Robert Frazer, Margaret 
Dumont, Harry Bradley, Ralf Harclde, Lew 
Kelly, Clarence Brown, Alex Pollette, 
Aljmeda Fowler, Slickem. 

Director, Frank Strayer; Author, Charles 
Belden; Screenplay, same; Cameraman, M. 
A Andersen; Recording Engineer, L. E. 
Clark; Editor, Roland Reed. 
Direction, Good. Photography, Good. 


with Paul Lukas, Wynne Gibson and 
Eric Linden 
Universal 70 mins. 


Much familiar hokum has been packed 
into this yarn, resulting in somewhat of 
an overload as far as the dreary element 
is concerned, but it holds interest fairly 
well throughout. Wynne Gibson and John 
Darrow, ycung married art students, have 
a falling out on account of Paul Lukas, an 
artist who has taken an interest in Wynne. 
John is killed in an accident and Wynne 
goes to jail for 10 years, leaving a baby 
in Paul's care. On her release, Paul wants 
to marry her, but the child, ignorant that 
she is his mother, is so strongly against 
her tl.*r she leaves again. Many years 
later, when Wynne is in the gutter, she 
encounters her grownup artist son who 
wants to make a statue of her and call it 
Despair. To help him out she consents. 
When the work of art is finished Paul 
recognizes the features as those of Wynne, 
and the all-around reconciliation follows. 
It's a B. F. Zeidman production. 

Cast: Paul Lukas, Wynne Gibson, Eric 
Linden, Jchn Darrow, Sam Hardy, Tad 
Alexander, Dorothy Appleby, Anita Louise, 
Kenneth Howell. 

Director, Carl Freund; Author, Vicki 
Baum; Screenplay, Milton Krims, Doris 
Anderson; Cameraman, George Robinson; 
Recording Engineer, Gilbert Kurland; Editor, 
Eaward Curtis. 

Direction, Good. Photography, A-l. 

Tom Tyler in 


Wm. Steiner 59 mins. 


Plenty of action carried along on a 
plot that sustains interest makes this one 
red meat for the thrill fans. Tom Tyler, 
a hunted man with a price on his head, 
steps into a saloon and saves a payroll 
for a youth being trimmed by the saloon- 
keeper with marked cards. Wandering 
down the street, he abducts a Mexican 
girl being framed for murder because she 
shot a leading citizen who was mauling 
her. Then Tom walks in on a gang plot- 
ting to steel a gold shipment. Knowing 
Tom as an outlaw, they agree to let him 
join in the holdup. Visiting his Mexican 
girl, Tom has to worst the saloon-keeper 
and an aide who had preceded him there 
and rides off thinking he has been be- 
trayed by the girl. In the scuffle, Tom 
leaves his identification as an express 
agent, and a note revealing a plot to trick 
the bandit gang. The saloon owner joins 
the bandits who seize the shipment but 
lose it to Tom and the sheriff's men 
brought by the girl. 

Cast: Tom Tyler, Renee Borden, Edward 
Heam, Dick Battiler, Ralph Lewis, Mur- 
deck MacQuarrie, Nelson McDowell, Tom 
Loudon, George Chesebro, Rosa Rosanova, 
J. P. McGowan. 

Director, Harry S. Webb; Author, C E 
Roberts; Screenplay, Rose Gordon, Carl 
Krusada; Cameraman, J. Henry Kruse; 
Recording Engineer, Bud Myers; Film 
Editor, Fred Bain. 

Direction, Good Photography, Fine. 




pATRICIA ELLIS will play the 
feminine lead opposite James 
Cagney in "The Perfect Week-End" 
for Warners. Allen Jenkins also is 
in it. 

T T T 

Edward Ludwig, who directed 
Slim Summerville and ZaSu Pitts 
in "They Had to Get Married," is 
highly elated over the fact that 
Arthur L. Mayer, who operates the 
Rialto, New York, gave it attention 
in his article in Liberty. Mayer 
wrote that in Los Angeles the pic- 
ture had no cancellations, was given 
many repeat dates and did a tre- 
mendous business. 

T T T 

Hal Yates is directing Irvin S. 
Cobb in the third of his series of 
comedies for Hal Roach. Cobb's 
newest funfest is "Running from 
Office." The story was suggested 
by Cobb. 

T T T 

Six of the 52 pictures endorsed 
by the Catholic League of Decency 
were written by Harold Shumate of 

Gus Shy, star of the Broadway 

musical comedy stage, has been 

signed by Warners for "I'll Sell 

T ▼ T 

Michael Simmons has been signed 
by Columbia to do additional di- 
alogue on Robert Riskin's "Carni- 
val," originally titled "World's Fair." 

T T T 

Block and Sully, famous comedy 
team, made their featured screen 
debut yesterday when they stepped 
before the cameras in Eddie Cantor's 
fifth musical comedy for Samuel 
Goldwyn, "Kid Millions." 

T ▼ T 

After two weeks' work in "Gentle- 
men Are Born," Mary Treen was 
signed to a long term contract by 
Warners. She previously appeared 
in vaudeville in a comedy act called 
Treen and Barnett. 

r t r 

"Tripping Through the Tropics," 
seventh of Columbia's series of short 
musical productions for the season, 
was completed this week. It was di- 
rected by Archie Gottler, under the 
supervision of Jules White. Cast 
is headed by Frank Albertson and 
Lois January, supported by Billy 

Gilbert, Sam Lewis, Gertie Green, 
Rosa Ray, Pat Garyn, Allyn Drake. 
Mary Carrol and a large female 

T T T 

M-G-M Notes: Brian Aherne has 
been signed by Irving Thalberg to 
a new long-term contract . . . Erskine 
Caldwell is doing the screen play of 
"Wicked Woman" for Mady Chris- 
tians . . . Charlotte Henry and 
Henry Kleinbach will appear in Hal 
Roach's "Babes in Toyland" . . . Beu- 
lah Bondi and Katharine Alexander 
assigned to "Painted Veil" with 
Greta Garbo . . . Edna Mae Oliver 
cast for "David Copperfield." 
t r T 

Arthur Lubin will direct "Suc- 
cessful Failure" as the first of three 
pictures he will make for Mono- 
gram. Marion Orth has written the 
screen play. George Yohalem will 
supervise the picture. 

▼ T T 

Alice Reinhardt, who has appear- 
ed in several Broadway plays, in- 
cluding "The Wooden Slipper," "The 
Mask and the Face" and "The 
Drums Begin," is vacationing in 

Abem Finkel is writing the screen 
play for "Black Hell," which will 
serve as a starring vehicle for Paul 
Muni, at Warner Bros. 

Mitchell and Durant, now with 
Fox, were kids together in New 
York and joined a circus at the 
ages of 14 and 12. 

Rowland V. Lee, who directed "I 
Am Suzanne" and "Zoo in Buda- 
pest," has completed the direction 
of "The Count of Monte Cristo." 

The Warner picture formerly 
known as "A Lady Surrenders" is 
now called "Desirable." Jean Muir, 
George Brent and Verree Teasdale 
are in it, with Archie Mayo direct- 

T T T 

The Rev. Neal Dodd, a bona fide 
Episcopal rector, taking time off 
from his famous Hollywood "Little 
Church Around the Corner" to don 
grease-paint, is appearing in Para- 
mount's "You Belong To Me," with 
Lee Tracy and Helen Mack. 



Tuesday, July 17, 1934 


« « 

N-E-W-S O-F T-H-E D-A-Y • » 

Waterbury, Conn. — Peter Sakara- 
fes, new manager -of the Garden 
will renovate the house. Double 
features will be continued. 

Newport, R. I.— The Colonial, M 
& P. -Publix house, has reopened 
with pictures and vaudeville. The 
manager is John Connolly. Elmer 
Taylor is assisting. 

Chicago — Saperstein Brothers 
have sold the Lexington, west side 
house, to Lexington Theater Corp. 
of which I. Schwager is president. 
House will be extensively altered 
and will reopen in August. 

Albion, Pa. — The Albion has been 
sold to James E. Gladfelter, York 
Pa. House will be improved by the 
new owner. 

Waterbury, Conn. — Frank De Bar 
bieri, assistant manager of the Poli 
Palace for the past two years, has 
resigned to conduct an entertain-* 
ment bureau. 

Boston — Donald Mitchell, who has 
been assistant manager of the 
Egyptian, and George Cronin of 
the Rivoli have been transferred to 
jobs in the local Parmaount ex- 

Vicksburg, Miss. — J. E. Adams 
and R. L. Long have opened up a 
new house, the Strand, with Photo- 
phone High Fidelity sound. Guy 
Adams will manage the new theater 

Boston — Nathan Ross has been) 
been signed by Harry Asher of 
American Pictures to handle sales 
in New Hampshire, Maine and Ver 

Pawtucket, R. I. — The Imperial 
recently taken over by David Per 
kins, former Publix district man- 
ager, and Harry A. Harootunion 
has been reopened with new Photo 
phone High Fidelity sound appara- 

Miami, Fla. — Truman Moulder 
has been transferred from the Bis- 
cayne Plaza theater on Miami Beach 
to the Tower in Miami. Both are 
Wometco houses. The Plaza is closed 
for repairs. 

Navy Week in A. C. 

Atlantic City — Boardwalk rival houses 
are battling it out with the navy this 
week. No sooner had the Warner an- 
nounced the premiere showing of "Herr 
Comes the Navy" than the rival Strand- 
Apollo group built up "She Learned 
About Sailors" with plenty of plug for 
the Strand theater. 

Oshkosh, Wis. — William Exton, 
former manager of Warner's Vene- 
tian, Milwaukee, has been named 
manager of the circuit's Strand the- 
ater here, succeeding William Gee- 
han, resigned. 

Kalamazoo. Mich. — Roy Tillotson 
for many years manager of local 
Butterfield houses and now manager 
of the Capitol, Flint, is vacationing 
at Long Lake with his wife and 

ISew London, N. H.— W. H. Kid 

ders has reopned Memorial Hall. 

Boston. — The Park, management 
having changed since the decision to 
remain open all summer, has closed 
until fall. 

Palatka, Fla. — The old Lincoln, 
colored house, has reopened after 
an expenditure of $3,500 for re- 
pairs and sound equipment. 

Honaker, Va. — Mrs. W. R. Lupton 
of Tazewell is listed as president 
of Pann Theater, Inc., of Honaker 
a new corporation. Other officers 
are: Helen Honaker, secretary- 
treasurer; Burl Sharpe, vice-presi- 

Denver — The Fox Isis has reopen- 
ed after spending $15,000 on remod- 
eling, new marquee, redecoration, 
rebuilding of organ and new seats. 
Frank Culp is manager. 

Canton, O. — Carl Duncan has re- 
opened the Duncan theater at Kil- 
buck, and is maintaining a week- 
end schedule with an exclusive Met- 
ro policy. 

Akron, O. — Frank King, manager 
of the Colonial, has left on a short 
vacation in the east. Colonial is 
due to reopen Aug. 4. 

Des Moines, la. — Forrest E. Judd 
is the new office manager for the 
Des Moines and Omaha branches of 
Midwest Film Distributors. He has 
been branch booker for Fox here 
for the last three years. 

Cleveland — D. L. Schumann, own- 
er of the Marvel, recently purchased 
the Pastime, Rittman, O. He plans 
to renovate the house completely be- 
fore opening in August. 

Bucyrus, O. — Milton Bryer, for- 
mer circuit owner of Akron, has 
taken over the State, formerly oper- 
ated by Settes Theater Corp. 

Lima, O. — A. D. Ritzier did not 
renew his lease on the Faurot Opera 
House. The house will be disman- 

Cleveland — Warner theaters closed 
in this territory, according to Nat 
Wolf, zone manager, include the 
Lake and Variety, Cleveland; Ken- 
ton, Kenton; and Plaza, Sandusky. 

Beaver Dam, Wis. — William Gee- 
han has been named manager of 
Wisconsin Amusement Enterprises' 
Odeon, succeeding Frank Cook, 
transferred to Milwaukee. 

Milwaukee — Henry Tollett has 
been named manager of Warners' 
Venetian. He was formerly assis- 
tant manager for the circuit in 
Green Bay and succeeds William 
Exton, now manager of the circuit's 
Strand, Oshkosh. 

Worcester, Mass. — Theodore L. 
Smalley, publicity manager for Par- 
amount theaters here, married Jean- 
ette M. Goodman of Brookline last 

Cranston, R. I. — Park Amusement 
Corp., operating the Park, has been 
incorporated by Charles E. Nelson 
Madeline M. Hughes, and Dora M. 

Cincinnati — Universal has closed 
with Frank Hassett, C. & M. 
Amusement Co., for Cambridge and 

Grand Rapids, Mich. — Savoy the- 
ater, downtown house, is being re- 
modeled. William Murray and W. 
E. Goodrich are managers. 

Boston — M. & P. Publix circuit 
has closed the Criterion in Roxbury. 
Same circuit may also close the Rox- 

Salem, Mass. — Leonard Dunn of 
the Salem, closed for renovation, is 
relieving Philip Bloomberg at the 
Paramount before taking his own 

Miami Beach, Fla. — Edgar Pearce 
manager of the Biscayne Plaza, has 
gone west on a vacation. 

St. Petersburg, Fla.— The Pheil. 
Sparks house managed by M. W. 
Booth, will be closed for the sum- 

Grand Rapids, Mich. — Harry 
lions, manager of the Kent and 
Isis, Butterfield houses, has returned 
from a vacation trip to Chicago and 
Traverse City. 

Fond du Lac, Wis. — The Garrick 
operated by W. L. Ainsworth, has 
closed for its annual summer 
renovation and will reopen in Aug- 

DON'T. .. 
WORRY . . . 
IT CAN'T . . 
IT WON'T . . 
WHAT IS . . 




Tuesday, July 17, 1934 


(Continued from Pane 1) 

Area affected includes, in addition 
to San Francisco with 75 theaters; 
Oakland, 35 theaters, Berkeley, 
nine; Alameda, four, and Richmond, 

All theaters closed at midnight 
Sunday due to the walkout of film 
projectionists, stage hands and 
musicians. The novel spectacle was 
presented of hundreds of thousands 
facing food uncertainties due to gen- 
eral strike yet crowding the the- 
aters for the last night. A few night 
clubs will try to continue showing 
films with non-union help and the 
little theaters will come into their 
own with their non-professional 
plays. All radio programs originat- 
ing here and employing union musi- 
cians are cancelled. 

The controversy, which already 
has hit theaters in the Portland area 
during the last two months, started 
when 12,000 longshoremen in al 
coast ports walked out demanding 
union recognition, control of em- 
ployment, a shorter work week and 
increase in wages from 85 cents to 
$1 an hour. They are willing to ar- 
bitrate all questions except a closed 

Cincy RKO House Held Up 

Cincinnati — Burglars got $135 in 31 
holdup of the RKO Family theater 
Assistant Manager Louis Seiberty 
was forced to hand over the day's 

"Bondage" Holds in Boston 

Boston — "Of Human Bondage' 
has been held a second week b> 
Manager George French at the RKO 

Ohio Reconsiders "Hitler" 

Columbus — Gov. George White 
has ordered the state censor board to 
again view "Hitler's Reign of Ter 
ror," which aroused objections fror; 
Germans on being shown in Cleve- 


Today: Ohio Valley Independent Exhibitor 
League meeting to consider new zoning 
schedule, Cincinnati. 

Today: Annual convention of the Kansas 
and Missouri Theater Association, Hotel 
Muehlbach, Kansas City. 

July 18: Annual outing of Boston motion pic- 
ture post, American Legion, Recreation 
Park, Riverside, Auburndale, Mass. 

July 25: Midwest convention of Ross Federal 
Service, Chicago. 

Aug. 1-20: Second Exhibition of Cinemato- 
graphy, Venice, Italy. 

Aug. 22-24: Allied Theater Owners of New 
Jersey convention, Atlantic City. 

Sept. 16; North Dakota Allied meeting, Man- 
dan, N. D. 

Oct. 29: S.M.P.E. Fall Meeting, Hotel Penn- 
sylvania, New York. 

Jewish Group Proposes Permanent Committee 

A permanent film committee, with the clergy, the public and the producers repre- 
sented, is the aim of the Central Conference of American Rabbis in its pledge of co- 
operation for cleaner movies, says the Rev. Dr. Sidney E. Goldstein, speaking as repre- 
sentative for the Jewish group. The idea is for the committee to take over the moral 
supervision of pictures as now performed by the producers' association. 

NRA Names Group 

On N. Y. Labor Survey 

(Continued from Page 1) 

the study has necessitated Division 
Administrator Rosenblatt's appoint- 
ing of a committee to undertake the 

The committee, Mr. Rosenblatt 
announced, will consist of Major L. 
E. Thompson of RKO; Charles Mos- 
kowitz of Loew's: Charles L. 
O'Reilly of T.O.C.C; Harry Brandt 
of I.T.O.A.; George Brown of 
I.A.T.S.E.; and Joseph Blatt of the 
Empire union. 

The pending salary report pursu 
ant to president Roosevelt's order 
when approving the code, is not yet 

Denver Exhibitors Charge 
Discrimination by Board 

(Continued from Page 1) 

signed a strongly worded "manifes- 
to" to the Code Authority in New 
York threatening that unless "rad- 
ical and fundamental changes are 
made" they will "refuse to submit 
in any way, either as complainants, 
defendants or witnesses or other- 
wise, to the arbitrary, officious and 
unauthorized dictation or intermed- 
dling of any local board in this 

Rawlinson Back to Stage 

Atlantic City — Following comple- 
tion of his role in Falcon's "Conven- 
tion Girl," which has been on loca- 
tion here, Herbert Rawlinson will 
return to the stage in "We Dress 
for Dinner," scheduled for fall open- 

Irish Studio Opens 

Opening of a small sound studio 
in Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland 
is reported from Cork by American 
Consul Leslie E. Woods to the De- 
partment of Commerce. 

RKO Circuit Books Short 

"Bosom Friends," Educational 
Treasure Chest subject showing 
strange playmates of the animal 
kingdom, will play the New York 
RKO Circuit beginning July 28 to- 
gether with the Fox feature, "Baby 
Take a Bow." 

Detroit Notes 

Detroit — Tom Lancaster, circuit 
owner, is convalescing at his home 
in Grosse Isle. 

Ralph Ruben of Amusement Sup- 
ply married Ruth McCormack re- 

Arthur damage and Charles 
Rothstein have closed the Gayety. 
Ralph Philbrook has closed the Mac- 
kenzie, West Side. 

Frank Smith is back in town to 
resume publication of "Michigan 
Film Reporter." 

Martin Schiff, Universal auditor, 
is here to go over the local books. 

Charles A. Garner of Regal Film 
has closed his office to go on the 
road for a while with his roadshow 
of "Kidnapping Gorillas." 

Henry P. Zapp of Monarch Pic- 
tures is on an extended trip through 
the state. 

New Orleans Folk Go West 

New Orleans — Joe Alsina, zoning 
board member and manager of the 
Famous, leaves for the West Coast 
as soon as clearance problems are 
settled. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Laza- 
rus of the Wonderland and the 
Coliseum are also headed westward. 

George Greenlund Changes 

Tacoma, Wash. — George Green- 
lund, former manager of several 
Tacoma theaters, has been named 
district manager of Electrical Prod- 
ucts Consolidated Corp. with head- 
quarters in Great Falls, Mont., and 
territory embracing five states. 

First New House in 4 Years 

Lockland, 0. — Announcement by 
William and Sallee Bennett that 
they will erect a house here called 
the Dunbar, for colored patronage, 
marks the first new theater con- 
struction in this area is more than 
four years. 

Jules White Starting 4 Shorts 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — With the completion 
of "Tripping Through the Tropics," 
seventh of a series of 8 musical short 
features on Columbia's 1933-34 pro- 
gram, Jules White, head of the com- 
edy department announces starting 
dates on four comedies within the 
next few weeks. The first, will be 
the last of the present group entitled 
"Hollywood Cinderella," written by 
Archie Gottler and Ewart Adam- 
son, which will be directed by the 
former. It will go into production 
this week. Under their recently 
signed contract, Harry Langdon and 
Andy Clyde will both start this 
month on their first comedies. Their 
vehicles will be followed by one 
starring that merry trio, Jerry How- 
ard, Larry Fine and Moe Howard 
which is set to go into production 
on Aug. 15. 

Harris Circuit Drops One 

Oil City, Pa. — Harris Amusement 
Co. has dropped the Latonia, but 
will continue to operate the Drake 
and Lyric, Jimmy Balmer announces. 


Final decisions on 28 appeals from 
local clearance and zoning and 
grievance board decisions have been 
made by the Code Authority dur- 
ing the past four days. They will 
be announced today for publication 

With the new system of appeals 
committee hearings that are held 
four days each week, the Code Au- 
thority has decided on more than 
50 per cent of the appeals that had 
accumulated up to July 1. About 25 
more appeals are ready to be heard. 
Today's hearing will be in the charge 
of Ed Kuykendall. 

Para. Trailer Theater on Tour 

Paramount has started on tour a 
traveling sound theater, mounted on 
a truck, which will follow a six 
months' route visiting cities of 5,- 
000 or more population. Trailers 
will be screened in each community. 
Truck has already left Hollywood 
for Seattle, where the tour begins. 
Itinerary includes Salt Lake City, 
Denver, Kansas City, Chicago and 
New York, with visits to New Eng- 
land states and the Atlantic sea- 
board states to follow. 



Hotel in Hollywood 

$2.50 up. Single 
$3.00 up, Double 

Special weekly and monthly rates 

The Plazs> is near every- 
thing to see and do in 
Hollywood. Ideal for bus- 
iness or pleasure. 

Every room has private 
dressing room, bath and 
shower. Beds "built for 
rest." Every modern con- 
venience. Fine foods at 
reasonable prices. Conven- 
ient parking for your car. 

Chas. Danziger, Mgr. 
Eugene Stern, Pres. 

The "Doorway of Hospitality" 

Vine at Hollywood Blvo. 


Intimate in Character 
Internationa! in Scope 
Independent in Thought 

The Daily Newspaper 
Of Motion Pictures 
Now Sixteen Years Old 

sptSftiF DAILY' 

VCL. LXVI. NO. 14 

NEW your, WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 1934 


Dispose of 21 Appeals, Upholding Local Boards 


Flexibility in Code is Created by New NRA Order 



. must protect itself 

THIS column has fought suggestiveness in 
I motion pictures for 15 years. It is not 
Dnly good morals, but good business, that 
the screens of this country be kept clean. 
However, this great industry of motion 
pictures is a collective chump for allowing 
itself to be placed in the position of hang- 
ing its head in shame for wrongs not 
committed. It has made mistakes, like 
iveryone else, but has nothing to be 
ashamed of. Its case should be placed 
before every film fan in the country. A 
trailer should be shown, immediately, upon 
every screen in these United States. The 
art and culture of the screen in America 
ust not be killed or permanently maimed. 
Tell the public a few facts. A few truths. 
The greatest protective weapon this in- 
dustry has is its screens. Certainly they 
can never check the fire after Rome has 
burned to the ground. 

DOYCOTT is a nasty word, but it is front 
*^ page conversation. As such it makes 
the work of the inquiring reporter com- 
paratively easy. For instance, after talking 
to some 50 film-fans of 15 or over, we 
fail to find a single instance of anyone 
being influenced for bad by anything seen 
on the screen. We find 19 out of 20 
patrons for a clean screen, and, the same 
19 out of 20, for a screen sincere and 
forceful enough to reflect contemporary 
life and its problems honestly. Regarding 
church blacklists of films we find a start- 
ling and interesting diversity of opinion 
among church folks themselves. Within the 
dustry we find a unanimity of willing- 
ness to meet the demands of the clergy 
100 per cent. Such is the merry cinema 
whirl of the day. 

CITTING between Ned Depinet and Deak 
*"* Aylesworth the other day we saw a 
short subject that was just about as dainty 
a bit of film fare as we have tasted this 
; season. We were sorry at the fade-out, 
for it tempted our appetite to such an ex- 
tent that we would have liked considerably 
(.Continued on Page 2) 

Changes To Be Effected 

Readily When They 

Are Warranted 

Washington Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Washington — More flexibility in 
code administration is made possible 
under a new "general policy" order 
issued by the NRA calling for 
changes to be made in a code when- 
ever deemed necessary or desirable. 
The aim is primarily to correct situ- 
ations where the code is proving 
troublesome administratively or is 

(Continued on Pane 10) 


Amkino has set 21 features and 
two shorts for 1934-35 release in 
the United States. The features in- 
clude "Thunder Storm," "Peters- 
burg Night," "The Mysterious Lieu- 
tenant," "Accordion," "Angora," 
"The Shepherd of Abrau," a mus- 
ical comedy; "Enthusiasm," "Night- 

(Coutinued on Pane 10) 

Want Producer Labs Put 
Under Laboratory Code 

In an effort to bring such film 
laboratories as those of Eastman 
Kodak, M-G-M and Columbia under 
the laboratory code, the deputy ad- 
ministrators of the Code will be 

(Continued on Page 9) 

Advertising Chiefs Meet 

Heads of advertising and publicity 
departments of major companies met 
yesterday noon with Carl E. Millikcn of 
the Hays office. No statement regard- 
ing the nature of the meeting was 
given out, but it presumably dealt with 
keeping objectionable matter out of ad 


West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 
Hollywood — • Continuing in high 
speed with production activities, the 
Warner-First National studios are 
currently preparing nine pictures in 
addition to seven that are before 
the cameras. 

The seven in production include 
Joe E. Brown in "Six Day Bike 
(Continued on Page 8) 

RKO and Pioneer to Film 
"3 Musketeers" in Color 

RKO, in association with Pioneer 
Pictures, will produce "The Three 
Musketeers" in the new Technicolor 
process used successfully in the 
short subject, "La Cucaracha". The 
deal was set by B. B. Kahane, and 
J. R. McDonough for RKO, and 
John Hay Whitney, president of 
Pioneer. Whitney returned from the 
coast yesterday. Francis Lederer 
will head the cast. The picture will 
go into production about Oct. 1 for 
release Jan. 1. 

Local Boards Upheld by C. A. 
In Disposing of 21 Appeals 

Louisiana Film Bills Die 

Baton Rouge, La. — The state legisla- 
ture adjourned without passing any of 
the bills inimical to film interests, in- 
cluding several tax measures, a censor- 
ship bill and a proposal to license opera- 
tors. A favorable measure passed mak:s 
it unlawful to forge theater tickets 

Final determination of appeals on 
21 cases were announced by the Code 
Authority yesterday. The total in- 
cludes eight clearance and zoning 
cases, five reduced admission com- 
plaints, five overbuying charges, two 
certifications to the Code Authority 
and one case referred back for re- 

(Contmucd on Pan,' 9) 

Civic Groups and Business 

Men Ask Theaters 

Not to Close 

Philadelphia — Heeding the ap- 
peals of civic organizations, business 
men and others, local theaters will 
not go through with their recently 
announced plan to close in protest 
against the church boycott of 
movies. Joseph Bernhard, general 
manager of Warner Theaters, on the 
occasion of the testimonial dinner to 
Lewen Pizor, declared that the cir- 
cuit would keep open even at a loss. 
He expressed sympathy for the 
state censor board because the boy- 

(Continued on Page 9) 


In the matter of exercising super- 
vision over films the New York In- 
terfaith Committee will be guided 
by the decisions of the national or- 
ganizations of Catholics, Jews and 
Protestants, it was announced yes- 
terday following a meeting in the 
rectory of the Holy Cross Roman 
Catholic Church. The Committee de- 
cided to divide the city into districts 

(Continued on Page 9) 

3 Cases Denied Hearing 
As Boards Go in Recess 

Three clearance complaints filed 
after July 1 have been denied hear- 
ings under the order sent out last 
week by the Code Authority, which 
will leave the local clearance and 
(Continued on Page 10) 

Zukor Jewels Recovered 

Chicago — Jewels valued at more than 
$65,000 recently stolen from Mrs 
Adolph Zukor while she was stayin' 
at a hotel here have been recovered 
by police. Six persons are being held 
one of them being James Weinberg 
cafe owner, already under indictment 
in a 5250,000 mail robbery. 

Vol. LXVI. No. 14 Wed, July 18, 1934 5 Cents 

JOHN W. ALICOATE : : Editor and Publisher 

Published daily except Sundays and Holidays 
at 1650 Broadway, New York, N. Y., 
by Wid's Films and Film Folk, Inc. J. W. 
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and General Manager; Arthur W. Eddy, Asso- 
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Richard Dix 
Charles A. Stimson 
Arthur A. Lee 

Lupe Velez 

Paul Perez 

Walter Hiers 

A MERICAN newspapers have seldom gagged at or refused any of the sexy 
** come-on type of advertising put out by the movies. They have published 
reams of slush relative to the love life of Hollywood. There has been little 
sustained newspsper protest against exploitation of sex perversion and the 
deifying by the movies of gangsters and crooks. 

Now that the forces mobilized by the churches have risen in protest, certain 
elements of the press are showing a distinct tendency toward self-absolution 
and recently acquired sanctimony. Experienced editors know that the reading 
public has a very real capacity for sensing hypocrisy. It will behoove news- 
papers not to squawk too noisily about the mote in the movies' eye and forget 
the beam in their own. 

Throughout the post-war era there has been a steady swing toward greater 
liberalism in both art and letters. Newspapers adjusted their technique to 
the popular taste. Some exceeded all reasonable bounds and pandered, just 
as certainly as did some movie producers. Meanwhile, it would seem that the 
howling for Will H. Hays' blood might well be confined to those papers which 
risked advertising receipts and popular displeasure by protesting against the 
class of pictures now under fire before such protests became so popular. 

There is no denying the high purpose actuating those heading the present 
movement to clean up the films. There is no denying that millions, regard- 
less of religious convictions, are in sympathy with the efforts of the League 
of Decency and its non-Catholic allies. But neither can it be denied that the 
boycott wielded by a minority group is a dangerous weapon which generally 
begets dangerous counteractions. 

It is the mission of a newspaper to report life. Reporting does not, per se, 
involve endorsement. But, if the tide of moral taste turns and swerves back 
toward the crinoline and long underwear — against bridge and for authors, for 
church socials and against dancing — it will be a poor service to journalism 
for safety playing editors suddenly to discover that they have been for this 
sort of thing all along. 

There is no substitute for sincerity. The churchmen now crusading against 
the movies are desperately sincere. It will be well for editors to be equally 
so — regardless of where this sincerity aligns them. 

— New York "World-Telegram". 

The Screen 

. . . must protect itself 

(Continued from Page 1) 
more of the same dish. A new angle to an 
old color process and never used to better 
advantage. A definite third dimension 
quality. A little cocktail of a story con- 
taining most everything. It is from the 
RKO lot and is called "La Cucaracha" and 
deserves a title both easier to pronounce 
and more explanatory. It is a cinema gem. 

U. A. Sets Release Dates 
On First Two for 1934-35 

General release dates have been 
set by United Artists on its first 
two pictures for the new season. 
"Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back," 
with Ronald Colman and Loretta 
Young, is scheduled for July 20, 
while "Affairs of Cellini," with 
Fredric March and Constance Ben- 
nett is slated for Aug. 3. 

Goldburg Coming East on Film Deal 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — Jesse J. Goldburg, 
president of Exploration Pictures 
Corp., who recently returned from 
the Sulu Archipelago where he made 
a feature with an all-native cast, 
will arrive in New York the latter 
part of this month to negotiate a 
release for the picture. Production 
has a musical background by A. L. 
Meyer and, in addition to dialogue 
spoken in English by the two prin- 
cipals and in Moro native tongue 
by the others in the cast, has a nar- 
rative by Gayne Whitman. 

Kan.-Mo. Theater Ass'n 
Elects John Stapel Pres. 

FILM DAILY Staff Co-respondent 
Kansas City — The Kansas and 
Missouri Theater Association here 
yesterday elected John Stapel of 
Rockport, Missouri, president; C. L. 
McVey of Herington, Kansas, vice 
president, and R. R. Bichele of Kan- 
sas City, treasurer. New directors 
are, for Kansas: Sam Blair of Belle- 
ville, E. B. Danielson of Russell, 
A. F. Baker of Kansas City; and for 
Missouri: Frank Wery of Richmond, 
Tom Edwards of Eldon and Mrs. A. 
Baier of Kansas City. The new 
schedule of dues is one dollar for 
theaters in cities of under fifteen 
hundred, five dollars for all others. 
To increase membership the associa- 
tion went on record as being opposed 
to playing percentage pictures and 
disapproved preferred playing dates. 
From the convention floor in a reso- 
lution, the association asked Sol A. 
Rosenblatt, Deputy Administrator 
for action against exhibitors paying 
below the code wage scale. The 
group also passed a resolution op- 
posing trailers by producers. 

Andy Roy on Vacation in L. I. 

Andy Roy, Paramount theater 
manager in Syracuse, is taking a 
vacation at Far Rockaway. He is 
accompanied by his parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. J. Wilson Roy. The Syracuse 
Paramount will remain closed until 
the new Mae West picture is ready. 

Mountan in Temporary Quarters 

Dave Mountan is making his office 
temporarily with Trans-Oceanic 
Film Co., 723 Seventh Ave. 

MR. and MRS. LOU BROCK return from 
abroad today on the Rex. 

REGINALD BERKELEY, who recently finished 
the script of "Marie Galante" for Fox, has 
spiled for England on a three months' vaca- 

JESSE J. GOLDBERG arrives in New York 
from the coast about the end of the month 

ROGER MANNING, M-G-M production ex- 
ecutive, has returned to Hollywood from San ' 

RALPH BELLAMY is scheduled to return to j 
New York this week from the coast. 

LUCIEN HUBBARD is booked to sail from 
New York on July 28 for England. 

MRS. LOUIS B. MAYER is in New York from 
the coast and will be joined by the M-G-lv. 
production chief in a few days. They are 

WINFIELD SHEEHAN leaves the coast the! 
latter part of the month for his annual vaca- 
tion abroad. 

SIDNEY R. KENT is slated to visit the Fox 
studios early next month for product con- 

JEANNE AUBERT is back from abroad. 

GEORGE W. WEEKS is in New York from 
the coast. 

JOHN HAY WHITNEY of Pioneer Pictures! 
XKO unit, arrived in New York yesterday from 

R. C. SHERRIFF sails from England today on 

Ihe Majestic en route to Universal City to 

adapt "Great Expectations" and "Mystery of 
Edwin Drood." 

SAM JAFFE, the Kringelein of "Grand Hotel" 
on the New York stage, left for Hollywood 
/esterday to fulfill his contract with Samual 
Goldwyn in "We Live Again." 

"U" Signs Three British Players 

Three British players signed by 
Universal will arrive in New York 
next Saturday. Carol Coombe, in- 
genue, is on the Brittanic, while 
Francis L. Sullivan, character actor, 
and Valerie Hobson, ingenue, are 
coming on the Berengaria. 

Lou Brown a Father 

Washington Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Washington — Lou Brown, publi- 
city chief for Loew's in the local ter- 
ritory, is the father of a five pound 
baby girl. Mrs. Brown and child! 
are doing nicely at the Sibley Hos-i 

Herb Silverberg Gets Wish— A Girlj 

Buffalo — Herbert T. Silverberg] 
film attorney, yesterday became the 
father of an eight-pound girl. He] 
already has a boy and a sister for 
him. Mother and baby doing fine. 


Today: Annual outing of Boston motion pic- 
ture post, American Legion, Recreation 
Park, Riverside, Auburndale, Mass. 

July 25: Midwest convention of Ross Federal 
Service, Chicago. 

Aug. 1-20: Second Exhibition of Cinemato- 
graphy, Venice, Italy. 

Aug. 22-24: Allied Theater Owners of New 
Jersey convention, Atlantic City 

Sept. 16; North Dakota Allied meeting, Man- 
dan, N. D. 

Oct. 29: S.M.P.E. Fall Meeting, Hotel Penn- 
sylvania, New York 




-that man is 

Warner Baxter 


-that woman is 
Madge Evans... 


Compellingly they bring to 
life one of the year's most 
popular novels... the drama 
of strange adventure in 
exotic lands . . . the romance, 
all -possessive but protecting 
. . . the anguish of love . . . and 
its ecstasy! 



Caught in the mesh of a 
loveless marriage . . . torn 
between loyalty and 

— or victim? 


Plunged from the top of 
the medical profession to 
the depths of disgrace. 





Marjorie Rambeau * Zita Johann 
Roger Imhof * H. B. Warner 

Directed by Irving Cummings 

From the novel by A. J. Cronin 
Screen play by 
Ernest Pascal 







School And the 
Educational Film 

JhDUCATION in courtship and 
marriage of American chil- 
dren comes largely from the 
motion pictures the federal 
Office of Education pointed out 
recently in a report calling on 
the schools to take a hand in 
the film industry. The federal 
government itself was urged to 
take a greater interest in pro- 
duction of worthy educational 
films, particularly of the nar- 
row 16-millimeter type most 
used in schools. Educators have 
a responsibility to guide in so 
far as they can and work with 
the motion picture industry in 
such a way that false concep- 
tions and improper situations 
may not be accepted through 
countless reiteration to the en- 
tire cross-section of the popu- 
lation. The attendance of large 
numbers of children at motion 
pictures has been under scrutiny 
by various groups. Children ap- 
parently are receiving a consid- 
erable part of their education 
thereby, particularly in human 
relations and, more specifically, 
in courtship and marriage. Sig- 
nificant facts in the report fol- 
low: It is estimated that 70,000,- 
000 persons attend motion pic- 
ture performances every week 
in the U. S. On an average 
each child in areas where mo- 
tion pictures are available goes 
to the movies once a week. 
Three out of four pictures 
shown relate to sex, crime or 
romantic love. The child re- 
tains two-thirds as much as the 
adult from his attendance at 
the movies. Motion pictures 
change children's attitudes, and 
these changes have a lasting 

— Dr. Cline M. Koon, 
(from World-Telegram) 



"Baby, Take a Bow" is being held 
over for a fourth week at the Roxy. 




• • • THERE IS a chance for vaudeville to get back in 
its old stride again if the public goes for this new series of 

Vaudeville Reels that Sam Sax is producing over at the 

Vitaphone stude in Brooklyn .. the vaude actors and agents 
are all excited about the prospects it offers a grand oppor- 

tunity for the old-time acts to once again get into the limelight. 

• • • EACH OF these Vaudeville Reels is a presentation 

of a complete vaude show including opening acts, sister 

team, comedy skit, flash act, etc. all in ten fast-moving 

minutes in addition to presenting old-time acts and sev- 
eral pop present day vaude teams these shorts are bolstered 

by such well known names of the musical comedy stage as Herb 
Williams, Reis and Dunn, etc. 

• • • HERE ARE the important vaude names that appear 
in the first two reels of the series of five The Honey Fam- 
ily Les Reis and Artie Lunn Saul Grauman's Step- 
ping Stars Herb Williams Carl Emmy and His Mad 

Wags Three Queens Jack Pepper and His Society 

Pets Arthur Terry Buster Shaver and His Midgets 

these vaude acts in pix will reach a greater audience 

than they have ever been able to do in the flesh so it will 

be interesting to watch the effect of these shorts on vaudeville. 

T T T 

• • • THE NEWSREEL cameramen covering the strike 

war on the Pacific Coast are having their troubles the 

Paramount newsreel correspondent at Portland was on Pier 4 

he got through the police guard after shooting a 

few minutes the strikers came up and grabbed him they 

ripped out the film and sent it sailing later he was taking 

pix of an attack on a train pickets spotted him 

they took his camera away and one striker heaved it as far 

as he could throw it this cameraman winds up his report 

to the home office with "Tomorrow I am going to try 

again. Today I missed — but I have a new plan" and that's 

the Spirit of the Newsreels! 

• • • FOG CITY News Ken Green is nicely set in 

his new offices at the B.I. P. studios while Eddie Cahn and 

Paul Perez, two Hollywood boys originally, are doing nicely as 
director and writer at the same grind Val Guest sporting 

the niftiest outfit seen in Wardour Street in years more 

stories about Mae West and the Invisible Man breaking by the 
meanies of Fleet Street Betty Davies just traded in her 

Rolls Royce for two Fords Betty Hamilton, beauteous ex- 

Dorchester girl from the States, being groomed for stardom by 

Jimmie Barker, king of make-up men, and Dave Bader 

Sidney Kingsley, author of "Men In White", leaving London 

for New York after one great reception after another here 

R. C. Sherriff also leaving for Noo York 

• • • A SPIFFY press sheet from the United Artists 

workshop on "Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back" attractive, 

lithos eye-appealing ads surefire newspaper material 

and an all-round air of Practicality Jimmy Savo 

will be introduced to the radio audience Thursday eve as the 
guest star on the Rudy Vallee hour he opens at the Para- 
mount Friday starts his Hecht-Mac Arthur feature pix in 

August plays nightly at the Casino de Paree and 

spends the rest of his time counting his dough a tuff life. 

we calls it 

Wednesday, July 18, 1934 

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All-Round Campaign 
On "Bulldog Drummond" 

WfORLD premiere of "Bulldog 
Drummond Strikes Back" 
was held at the Apollo theater, 
Atlantic City, with an extensive 
exploitation campaign arranged 
by P. M. Lewis and M. Weil- 
land. A few days before the 
opening all local newspapers 
broke with considerable advance 
and special stories, each stress- 
sing the picture's world pre- 
miere. A full page in the "Press- 
Union" devoted to the sum- 
mer theatrical season planned 
by Lewis & Weilland carried a 
large ad on "Bulldog Drummond 
Strikes Back" which dominated 
the page. Supplementing the 
newspaper campaign were the 
distribution of 5,000 tabloids, 
3,000 special announcement 
cards which were placed in all 
hotel mail boxes and parked au- 
tos. Besides the tabloids and 
the cards, special displays of 
8 x 10 stills were placed in the 
lobbies of the leading hotels and 
four 40 x 60 display posters 
were used in front of four other 
local theaters plugging the en- 
gagement of "Drummond" at 
the Apollo. Inasmuch as local 
ordinances forbid any ballyhoo 
or advertising on the boardwalk, 
the managers had painted on 
the front page of one of the 
local newspapers the title, the 
theater's name, and mentioned 
the world premiere. Then they 
secured six girls and had them 
wheeled up and down the board- 
walk in wheel chairs. Each girl 
held the paper as though she 
were reading the back page 
with the front page getting over 
the message of the picture's 
engagement at the Apollo. Ra- 
dio station WPG put on a five- 
minute broadcast of a synopsis 
of the picture and mentioned the 
opening. Another plug for the 
picture over the air was ar- 
ranged through a tie-up on the 
Tidewater Oil program. The 
paper campaign consisted of 20 
twenty-four sheets, 30 three's, 
150 one's, 200 window cards and 
32 half-sheet cards which were 
placed on both the front and 
rear dashboards of all local trol- 

— Apollo, Atlantic City. 




Twenty-three new cinemas were 
opened in Latvia last year, bringing the 
total to 100, of which 36 are in Riga 


Wednesday, July 18, 1934 

mmm*mmm m m h^^h 




gERNICE CLAIRE and J. Harold 
Murray start work today at the 
Vitaphone studio in a two-reel ver- 
sion of the former stage and screen 
operetta, "Song of the Flame." Sup- 
porting the stars in this number is 
a cast of performers headed by 
Greek Evans, who appeared in the 
original stage production, Detmar 
Poppin, Don Makarenko, Armand 
Cortez, Dadette Cristine and Joan 
Stevens as well as the Vitaphone 
chorus in ballet ensembles. "Song 
of the Flame", is to be directed by 
Joseph Henabery. 

Jimmie Savo, Cissy Loftus, Whit- 
ney Bourne, Ed Ciannelli, Sandur 
Szabo and Gypsy Markov have been 
cast for the next of the series of 
features being made by Ben Hecht 
and Charles Mac Arthur at the East- 
ern Service studio in Astoria, for 
Paramount release. The story, which 
calls for a Russian background, will 
include, aside from the principals, 
over 1,000 persons. Rehearsals are 
scheduled to start Aug. 10, with 
shooting to get under way about 10 
days later. 


Production on "Bless You", the 
two-reel musical being produced and 
directed by Al Christie at the East- 
ern Service studio in Astoria for 
Educational release, will be com- 
pleted tomorrow. The Pickens Sis- 
ters, Solly Ward, Warren Hull, Bob 
Middlemas, Harry Short and Hugh 
Cameron make up the cast, with 
Ferde Grofe and his radio orches- 
tra furnishing the instrumental mu- 
sic. Fred Scheld is assisting on the 
direction from the story by William 
Watson and Arthur Jarrett, while 
George Weber, assisted by Eddie 
Horten and S. Midwall, are respon- 
sible for the camera work. 

Casting for "Gigolette", the sec- 
ond of the series of features to be 
made by Select Pictures at the Bio- 
graph studio, will get under way 
Friday at the company's offices, 
with shooting scheduled to start July 


Johnie Doran leaves for Albany 
today to open negotiations with 
members of the state for the pro- 
duction of an educational two-reel 

Two M-G-M Title Changes 

New titles have been announced 
for two forthcoming M-G-M pic- 
tures. "The Girl From Missouri" 
will be the title of Jean Harlow's 
new vehicle, formerly known as 
"Born to be Kissed." "Straight 
Is the Way" will replace "Four 
Walls" as title of the new Franchot 
Tone-Karen Morley film adapted 
from George Abbott's and Dana 
Burnet's stage play, "Four Walls." 

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Richard Dix in 


with Dorothy Wilson, Bruce Cabot, Shirley 

RKO Radio 72 mins. 


Starting off in another of his familiar 
happy-go-lucky adventurer roles, Richard 
Dix is worked into a variety of dramatics 
that result in making this picture just fair 
for general entertainment despite the nov- 
elty attributes of its plot structure. Hav- 
ing taken his little daughter away from 
her worthless mother, who left him, Dix 
is enjoying a gay life abroad with the 
kid — a role in which little Edith Fellows 
scores a big hit — when the mother finds 
them and recoups the girl. At the same 
time Dix lands himself in jail for a long 
stretch as a result of an accidental death. 
Escaping about a dozen years later, he hunts 
up his daughter, who has been made to 
think she is a cripple by the mental in- 
fluence of the mother. After rescuing the 
girl, now played by Dorothy Wilson, and 
cinching her romance with Bruce Cabot, 
Dix surrenders to finish his sentence. Leon- 
ard Carey as the butler helps get in a 
little comedy relief. 

Cast: Richard Dix, Dorothy Wilscn, Bruce 
Cabot, Shirley Grey, Edith Fellows, Erin 
O'Brien Moore, Leonard Carey, Eily Malyon. 

Director, John Robertson; Author, Salis- 
bury Field; Screen Play, Sidney Buchman, 
Harry Hervey; Cameraman, Teddy Tetzlaff; 
.ecording Engineer, Jchn E. Tribby; Edi- 
tor, William Hamilton. 

Direction, Satisfactory. Photography, A-]. 

Carlos Gardel in 

("The Downfall") 

Paramount International 

74 mins. 


This is the first of a series of Spanish 
talkers featuring Carlos Gardel, the Law- 
rence Tibbet of South America, who plays 
i romantic role and puts over several vocal 
tango numbers very impressively. Directed 
jy Louis Gasnier at the Paramount studio 
at Astoria, Long Island, this production 
has everything that any Hollywood studio 
could give it. Gasnier has introduced some 
of his Parisian technical tricks. George 
Webber at the camera has delivered a 
brand of picture technique that is out- 
standing. Between the two of them, they 
have produced a picture that from the 
technical point alone is very impressive. 
Composition and lighting are superb 
throughout. No harsh shots. Ail soft 
lights and shadows that give the effect of 
delicate etchings. Gardel is immense. Per- 
sonality plus. And how that boy can sing 
his tango songs! In his own Argentine 
he will slay the femmes with this one. Nice 
jttle romantic drama built primarily as a 
wagon to carry his song numbers. Tied up 
to a flirtatious wife, and loving another 
girl, fate finally works out a solution that 
• lews him to return to his real love after 
journeying to Paris and New York. Nice 
casting throughout with unusual types. 
Mona Maris was never handled better. 

Cast: Carlos Gardel, Mona Maris, Vicente 
Padula, Anita Cantillo, Jaime Devesa, Guil- 
lermo Arccs, Susanne Dulier, Manuel Pe- 
luffo, Carlos Spaventa. 

Director, Louis Gasnier; Author, Alfredo 
Le Pera; Screen Play, same; Cameraman, 
George Webber. 

Direction, Very good. Photography, Ex- 


3,114 French Houses Wired 
Paris — Out of 4,245 cinemas in 
France and its North African col- 
onies, 3,114 are now equipped for 

3,000 Houses in Spain 

Madrid — Latest compilation of 
cinemas in Spain puts the figure at 
3,000, of which 1,400 are wired. 

40 Planned in Mexico 

Mexico City — Production of about 
40 native pictures in Spanish is 
planned for the current year, a sur- 
vey indicates. 

"La Vie de Boheme" for Paramount 

Paris — -'La Vie de Boheme," be- 
ing produced by Abel Gance with 
Puccini's musical score, will be re- 
leased by Paramount. 

Clive Brook for British Film 

London — Clive Brook will appear 
with Lady Tree in "The Gentleman," 
to be made by British & Continental 
Films. Jean Murat and Meg Lemon- 
ier will be in the French version. 

Handling U. S. Films in Brussels 

Brussels — Mayfair Film Co. has 
been formed for the exclusive dis- 
tribution of American pictures. 

New Studio for Amsterdam 

Amsterdam — Cinetone Studios 
have been established for the pro- 
duction of native pictures. 

Poland Plans 20 This Year 

Warsaw — About 20 native pic- 
tures will be produced in Poland this 
year, a checkup shows. 

There are now 750 movie houses 
in this country, with 400 wired. 

NEWS of the DAY 

Washington— Morton L. Katz, has 
been appointed office manager of 
the local United Artists exchange. 

Omaha — Howard Shortly has been 
appointed manager of the Town the- 
ater by Ralph D. Goldberg, owner 
and operator, following resignation 
of Mike Goldberg, who has not an- 
nounced his future plans. 

Omaha — Midwest Film Distribu- 
ting Co., Omaha exchange, has 
moved into its new quarters on the 
north side of Davenport Street. New 
manager of the Omaha office is L. 
O. Ringler, formerly in charge of 
the Kansas City office. C. M. Park- 
hurst left here to take over the 
manager's desk of the Kansas City 
exchange. New assistant to Ring- 
ler is F. E. Judd, formerly of the 
Fox exchange in Des Moines. 

Omaha — Closing of two outstate 
theaters is reported by A. A. Men- 
denhall, manager of the Paramount 
exchange. The Lyric at Edgar and 
the Opera House at Butte, Nebr., are 
dark for the summer. 

New Orleans — Milton Dureau, 
brother of Saenger Theaters' booker, 
Gaston Dureau, has joined United 
Artists as salesman. Nick Lamantia, 
formerly with Universal, is now in 
charge of the U. A. shipping depart- 

Boston — Lewis Newman, former- 
ly manager of the Dudley Theater, 
has been transferred to the Rivoli. 

Marlboro, Mass. — Fay Carey has 
been appointed assistant manager at 
the Marlboro Theater. 

San Antonio Notes 

San Antonio — Kier and Phillips, 
executives of the National Picture 
Co., are back from a business trip 
to the coast. 

William Bailey has reopened the 
Harlingen Theater in the Southwest 
Texas Valley with "Baby Take a 
Bow." Al Anderson and His Melo- 
dians are on the stage. 

Jimmy Zintgraff, cameraman, has 
left for the coast. 

A $2,500 open-air theater has been 
constructed at Fort Sam Houston 
near North New Braunfels Avenue. 

Foreclosing Selwyn Theater 

Foreclosure sale of the Selwyn 
Theater, 42nd Street legitimate 
house recently leased for pictures by 
Max Cohen, is scheduled for Aug. 
3, to satisfy a lien of $143,736 in a 
suit by the Dry Dock & Savings 
Institution against Selwyn Realty 
Corp. Operation of the new policy 
is not expected to be affected. 




Wednesday, July 18, 1934 

Overbuying in Watermelons 

New Orleans — That the grievance 
board may be called upon to settle 
overbuying cases in farm produce as 
well as films, seemed possible here when 
an exhibitor, speaking before the clear- 
ance board, said he had been giving 
watermelons away as premiums but got 
"stuck" when his opposition bought up 
all available watermelons. Agricultural 
Secretary Wallace may be interested to 
know the watermelons wholesaled for 
a cent and a half. 


preparing™ START 

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Rider", with Maxine Doyle, Frank 
McHugh, and Gordon Westcott, di- 
rector Lloyd Bacon; "I Sell Any- 
thing", with Pat O'Brien, Ann 
Dvorak, Claire Dodd, Hobart Cava- 
naugh, Harry Tyler, Gus Shy and 
Roscoe Karns, director Robert Flo- 
rey; "Gentlemen Are Born", with 
Dick Powell, Josephine Hutchinson, 
John Halliday, Dorothy Dare, Frank 
McHugh, Allen Jenkins and Ruth 
Donnelly, director Mervyn LeRoy; 
"Big Hearted Hei'bert", with Guy 
Kibbee, Aline MacMahon, Beatrice 
Ellis, Phillip Reed and Helen Lo- 
well, director William Keighley; 
"The Case of the Howling Dog," with 
Warren William, Mary Astor, Helen 
Trenholme, Allen Jenkins, Grant 
Mitchell, Dorothy Tree, Helen Lo- 
well and Gordon Westcott, director 
Alan Croslandt "Flirtation Walk," 
a Frank Borzage production, star- 
ring Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler and 
Pat O'Brien with Ross Alexander 
and Henry O'Neill; "Happiness 
Ahead," with Jean Muir, George 
Brent, Verree Teasdale, John Hal- 
liday and Arthur Aylesworth, di- 
rector Archie Mayo. 

The nine pictures in preparation 
are "The Perfect Week-End," star- 
ring James Cagney with Allen 
Jenkins, Patricia Ellis, Arthur 
Aylesworth, director Ray Enright, 
from the story by Frederick Hazlitt 
Brennan; "Border Town," starring 
Paul Muni, William Dieterle direct- 
ing, based on an original by Carroll 
Graham; "Captain Blood," from the 
novel by Rafael Sabatini, will prob- 
ably star Paul Muni; "Air Devils" 
co-starring James Cagney and Pat 
O'Brien from the story by John 
Monk Saunders; "In Caliente", star- 
ring Dolores Del Rio, from the story 
by Jerry Wald and Carl Erickson; 
"Oil for the Lamps of China", from 
the story by Alice Tisdale Hobart; 
"Just Out of College," with Fran- 
chot Tone, Jean Muir and Margaret 
Lindsay, from the story by Robert 
Lee Johnson; "The Irish In Us", 
starring James Cagney and Pat 
O'Brien with Frank McHugh and 
Helen Lowell; "The Case of the 
Curious Bride", starring Warren 
William, based on the "Liberty" 
Magazine story by Ei-le Stanley 





picture, formerly called "Angel 
Face", has been retitled "Bright 

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Warner Baxter's next starring 
vehicle, "Hell in the Heavens", will 
be adapted by Byron Morgan from 
the London stage play, "The Ace". 

T T T 

Ben Lyon is announced by Mascot 
for "Crimson Romance," with 
Eric Von Stroheim, James Bush and 
Sari Maritza also in it. Bush and 
Warren Hymer likewise have been 
signed by Mascot for "Young and 
Beautiful," with William Haines 
and Judith Allen. 

T T T 

Harry Fox, musical comedy and 
vaudeville headliner for years, has 
been signed by Fox Film and will 
make his first appearance for the 
studio in "Serenade", with Pat Pat- 
terson and Nils Asther. James 
Tinkling is director. 

T T T 

Monogram's production activities 
are now completely consolidated in 
new quarters at the RKO Pathe stu- 
dios, where the company ha,s taken 
over the entire ground floor of the 
main administration building and 
will also occupy three other build- 
ings on the lot. 

T T T 

Ginger Rogers can now run for 
President. She shook hands with 50 
college athletes following the na- 
tional track meet held here. The 
boys were visitors at the RKO stu- 
dio and every last one of them de- 
manded to shake hands with the 
lovely Ginger when they learned 
she was having luncheon at the 
studio cafe. 

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The screen cleanup campaign will 
have far-reaching results. Maga- 
zine writers and playwrights, who 
write with one eye on the sale of 
their work to the screen, are ex- 
pected to heed the present danger 

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Our Passing Show: Mae West, 
Conway Tearle, Lupe Velez, Johnny 
Weissmuller, Joe E. Brown, George 
Raft watching the weekly bouts a* 
the Hollywood stadium; Edna and 
Edith Waldron and Doris Witter en- 
joying the sights at Agua Caliente. 

T r T 

Vance Hoyt, author of "Malibu," 
being produced by M-G-M under the 
tentative title of "Sequoia," is also 
the author of "Silver Boy," "Bar- 
rac," "Zorra" and "Whispering 
Giants," the latter an outdoor epic 
of big trees, big mountains and out- 
standing people. His background, 
from his birth as the first white 
child born in old Oklahoma, after 
the opening of the territory, in- 
cludes being the grandson of the 
famous frontiersman and United 
States Scout Edward Jonathan Hoyt, 
known as "Buckskin Joe." 

Simile — As easy to sell as a Da- 
mon Runyon story. 

Hugh Williams, Norman Foster 
and Gilbert Roland have been as- 
signed to Fox's "State Versus 
Elinor Norton," which goes in work 
soon with Claire Trevor in the title 
role. Hamilton MacFadden will di- 
rect the screen play, which was pre- 
pared by Rose Franken and Philip 

Arthur Byron was added to the 
cast of "Marie Galante" just as 
Henry King put the picture in pro- 
duction at Fox this week. Ketti 
Gallian and Spencer Tracy head the 
cast, which also includes Ned Sparks, 
Helen Morgan, Siegfried Rumann, 
Stepin Fetchit, Leslie Fenton, Rob- 
ert Loraine, Nick Foran and Frank 

Production of "The Richest Girl 
In The World," starring Miriam 
Hopkins, has started at the RKO 
Studios, with William Seiter direct- 
ing and Pandro S. Berman as as- 
sociate producer. Joel McCrea ap- 
pears opposite Miss Hopkins. Fay 
Wray has been signed to portray 
one of the principal supporting roles. 
Other members of the cast include 
Reginald Denny, Frederick Harward 
and William Burgess. 

Lewis Stone has been given the 
role of Mr. Wickfield in Metro's pro- 
duction of "David Copperfield." 
Stone is the fifth player selected to 
date for a leading part in the film, 
the others including Edna May 
Oliver as Aunt Betsey Trotwood, 
Lionel Barrymore as Dan Peggotty 
Jean Cadell as Mrs. Micawber, and 
Hugh Williams as Steerforth. 

Brian Aherne will play the male 
lead opposite Helen Hayes in the 
picturization of Barrie's play, 
"What Every Woman Knows." Miss 
Hayes has just returned to the West 
coast from New York. 

"Just Out of College," Warner's 
comedy-drama of present-day youth, 
will be directed by Alfred E. Green. 

T T T 

Lottie Williams, character actress, 
is the latest addition to the cast of 
Joe E. Brown's "Six Day Bike 
Rider," now in production at First 

Y ▼ Y 

Irene Ware is the first player 
signed for Universal's "Night Life 
of the Gcds," which Lowell Sher- 
man will direct. 

T T T 

William Frawley has joined Lee 
Tracy, Helen Mack and Baby LeRoy 
in the cast of "The Lemon Drop 
Kid," Paramount film. Marshall Nei- 
lan will direct. Howard J. Green 


WeH Cnci't Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — In his search for new 
screen faces, Jack Warner has or- 
dered Maxwell Arnow, Warner stu- 
dio casting director, to select 18 of 
the chorines working under Busby 
Berkeley and Bobby Connolly for 
->ossible stardom. Already five of 
he projected 18 have been handed 
screen contracts, which call for their 
•olaying bits in the company's fu- 
ture productions while studying dra- 
matics on the side. 

The five girls are Louise Seidel 
if Chicago; Avis St. John, Ordway, 
Colo.; Margaret Carthew, West 
Palm Beach, Fla.. and Ruth Eddings 
and Virginia Gray, both of Glendale, 

adapted this Damon Runyon story 
for the screen. 

With the recent signing of Rudy 
Vallee, Warner Bros, have three of 
radio's outstanding stars working on 
their lot. The other two are Dick 
Powell and Al Jolson. 

John Wexley recently added to 
Columbia's writing staff, has been 
assigned to do the screen treatment 
for "Eight Bells". 

Howard Hawks will direct "Sut- 
ter's Gold" for Universal. 

T T T 

"Gentlemen Are Born" with Dick 
Powell, Josephine Hutchinson, John 
Halliday, Frank McHugh and Allen 
Jenkins has been definitely changed 
to "Happiness Ahead." 

T T r 

Eleven songs, their largest as- 
signment, must be turned out by 
Mack Gordon and Harry Revel, 
Paramount song writers, for "Col- 
lege Rhythm." 

Y Y Y 

Two Universal features have just 
been completed. One is "The Human 
Side," with Adolphe Menjou, Doris 
Kenyon, Charlotte Henry, Jack Mul- 
hall and Dickie Moore, and the other 
is "Million Dollar Ransom," with 
Phillips Holmes, Edward Arnold 
and Mary Carlisle. 

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Helen Ware was signed this week 
for a leading role in "That's Grati- 
tude," Columbia's Frank Craven 

Committee Hears 2 Appeals 

Two appeals from Icoal board deci- 
sions were heard yesterday by a Code 
Authority committee of three consist- 
ing of Ed Kuykendall, chairman, Leon 
Rosenblatt, exhibitor, and Willard C 
McKay, distributor. The cases were 
Ray Felker, Council Bluffs, la., against 
Fox West Coast, overbuying, and T. C 
Shipley, KMMJ Radio Theater, Clay 
Center, Neb., against George K. Werner, 
Fairfield, Neb., reduced admissions. To- 
day's hearing will be presided over by 
Douglas C. Michael. 


Wednesday, July 18, 1934 




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hearing to the local grievance board. 
In all cases where a final determi- 
nation was rendered, the local 
boards were upheld and in a few 
certain modifications were made in 
the original rulings. 

Outstanding among the decisions 
were the cases of Lichtman The- 
aters, Norfolk, Va., against existing 
clearance granted theaters in Nor- 
folk, and the case of Rubin Frels of 
Victoria, Tex., against the Jeffer- 
son Amusement Co. of the same city. 
In the former case, the local board 
ruling was upheld without comment. 
In the latter, the Code Authority 
modified the Dallas grievance board 
decision by limiting the ruling to af- 
fect only pictures in the 1933-34 re- 
lease schedules and not for "all 
time". The decision states in part 
that "the province of the grievance 
board or Code Authority is not to 
make rulings or awards which go 
beyond the existing state of facts". 

Other important decisions were: 
Lichtman Theaters, Washington, D. 
C, against existing clearance grant- 
ed to theaters in Washington, D. C, 
local board decisions unanimously 

Camden Drive-In Theater against 
RKO Distributing Co., which was 
certified for hearing to the Code Au- 
thority and which was dismissed by 
that body yesterday. 

Lewis Isenberg of Buffalo against 
E. Wick of Buffalo, in which the 
Code Authority found that Wick has 
been guilty of violating Article V-E, 
Part 3, Section 1 of the code and 
that violations have taken place 
since the cease and desist order was 
entered. It was classed as a "re- 
duced admissions" case. The Code 
Authority ruled in part that "dis- 
tributors of motion pictures shall re- 
fuse to enter into license contracts 
with the respondent and shall re- 
fuse further deliveries of motion 
pictures after July 25." 

The respondent may secure a sus- 
pension of the order by filing a cer- 
tificate of compliance prior to July 

Louis Tunick, Baltimore, against 
McHenry's Theater and Pacy's Gar- 
den, Baltimore, local board decision 
unanimously affirmed. 

Zimmerman of Baltimore against 
McHenry and Pacy's, local board de- 
cision modified. 

Middletown Enterprises, Middle- 




Build Saturday morning business. 

'Frisco Fans Miss Their Movies 

San Francisco — Lack of movie entertainment brought as many squawks from local 
fans yesterday as scarcity of food and other necessities tied up by the general walkout. 

Late last night the strikers voted to accept arbitration. Spread of the 
general strike to the Portland area v/as being delayed pending the arrival of Senator 
Robert F. Wagner, national labor board chief. 

Want Producer Labs Put 
Under Laboratory Code 

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asked by the M. P. Laboratories 
Ass'n of America to rule that "pro- 
ducers' laboratories which print film 
not directly produced by the pro- 
ducing company" shall come under 
the provision of the laboratory code. 
The idea of the Laboratories Ass'n 
is to put all laboratories on the same 
competitive basis. Eastman now 
operates under the photographic 
code and M-G-M and Columbia un- 
der the film code. 

Jose Mojica to Quit Pictures 

!IV" Coast Bureau of THE^FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — Jose Mojica, operatic 
star who has been appearing in Fox 
Spanish pictures, says he will retire 
from screen activity when he fin- 
ishes work this week in his current 
feature, "The Love Flight". Mojica 
intends to devote his time to writing 
on the subject of Mexican folk 

town. Conn., against Capitol, Hart- 
ford, local board upheld. 

Ernest J. Wolfe, Lowville, N. Y., 
igainst Schine Corp., Watertown, 
'ocal board decision modified. 

S. E. Pirtle, Jerseyville, 111.. 
"gainst existing clearance granted 
"heaters in Alton, 111., local board 

M. Ewing. La Harpe. 111., against 
\ndrew Hainline of Macomb, 111., 
!ocal board decision modified. 

Harry Naeel. Indianaoolis against 
Northern Theaters, Indianapolis, 
'ocal board upheld. 

M. L. Markowitz. San Francisco, 
° gainst Mason-Ellis Corn., San 
^mncisco, local board decision modi- 

Fred Lind, Littleton, Colo.. 
against Thos. H. Sullivan. Engle- 
wood. Colo., local board upheld. 

Harrv Nagel, Indianapolis against 
Louis Markun, Indianapolis, local 
boprd upheld. 

William Smalley against Schine 
Enterprises, referred back to local 
board for re-hearing. 

S. Hochstim. Hudson, N. Y.. 
pgainst Hen-Wil-Hen Corp., Hud- 
son, N. Y. complaint dismissed. 

Sussex Amusement Co.. Sussex, 
N. J., against Strand and Ritz, Port 
Jervi«, N. Y., local board decision 

Reliance Theaters, Lockport, N. 
Y., against Schine Corp., local board 
decision modified. 

C. E. Esterly, Nu-Era, Kansas 
City, against C. H. Buckley, Kansas 
City, local board decision upheld. 

Paramount, New Orleans, against 
R. J. Burnett, New Orleans, com- 
plaint dismissed. 

Interfaith Group 

Maps Film Program 

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with Interfaith Committees com- 
posed of leading Catholics, Protest- 
ants and Jews in each district and 
organize a house-to-house campaign 
to obtain signatures for pledges. 
With the opening of the schools in 
the fall, the cooperation of colleges, 
high schools and public schools will 
be sought and every available 
agency, sectarian and non-sectarian 
will be enlisted in the clean film 
campaign, the Committee stated. 

The Committee went on record as 
being dissatisfied with M.P.P.D.A. 
cancellation privilege on objection- 
able films released prior to July 15, 
declaring that this was a step in 
the right direction but did not go 
far enough. After the meeting the 
committee went directly to City Hall 
to confer with Mayor LaGuardia, 
Police Commissitoner John F. Ryan 
and License Commissioner Paul 
Moss. According to the Rev. Jos. 
A. McCaffrey, rector of Holy Cross 
Church, the Committee intended rec- 
ommending that "all theater presen- 
tations conform with standards of 
outward decency." 

Rebuilding Westhampton House 

Hampton-Star Theater, West- 
hampton Beach. L. I., which burned 
down about a year ago, is being re- 
built by Harry Nugent. New house 
will seat 1,200. 

Rudolph Bach Joins G-B 

Rudolph Bach has been appointed 
by Ai-thur Lee as salesman in the 
New York district for Gaumont Bri- 


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cott on pictures condemns the board 
and its conception of morality and 
results in an unwarranted attack 
on the censorship division. 

Charles Segall, president of the 
M.P.T.O., also announced that the 
independent theaters would remain 
open and would cooperate with the 
industry and the public in answer to 
the demand for continued operation. 

About 150 film men turned out 
for the testimonial to Pizor, who re- 
cently completed seven years : 
president of the M.P.T.O. of Eastern 
Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey 
and Delaware. Louis Nizer came 
over from New York to officiate as 
tcastmaster. Other speakers includ- 
ed Judge John W. Kephart of the 
State Supreme Court; Mrs. Gustav 
Ketterer, women's club leader; Ed 
Kuykendall, president of the M. P 
T. 0. A., and Charles Segall. Six 
prominent women club leaders were 

Kuykendall attacked organizations 
which sought to leap into headlines 
for publicity, and denounced sala- 
cious pictures and salacious adver- 
tising. He ridiculed the block book- 
ing bugaboo and predicted movies 
would take the place of liquor as a 
target for professional reformers. 
Nizer urged a sane middle course on 
clean films. 

Pizor was given a collection of 
gifts and showered with praise. 

Keene Back to Atlanta 

Memphis — Lionel Keene, Loew di- 
vision manager who worked out the 
plan whereby local houses could 
open on Sundays by turning over 
their proceeds to charity, has return 
to his headquarters in Atlanta. 

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Film Daily Does Not Cool Its 
Heels In The Waiting Room 
But Goes Straight As An 
Arrow To The Buying Power 
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Wednesday, July 18, 1934 


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not operating in harmony with the 
purposes of the recovery act. The 
announcement also states that 
changes will be made whenever de- 
sired by the industry or whenever 
the occasion is appropriate. It is 
believed that the new policy is an- 
other step in the reorganization of 
the NRA under Gen. Johnson's com- 
mission plan with more self-rule lee- 
way for industry. 

Six Spanish Westerns 

Being Made in Mexico 

Mexico City — Ross Fisher, who 
produced the Fred Thompson west- 
erns, and Albert Godoy, local pro- 
ducer, will make a series of six Span- 
ish westerns on location at Vera 
Cruz. Thompson and Godoy are en- 
deavoring to obtain U. S. release 
for the Westerns which they pro- 
pose making in English also. 

First of New ComiColors 

"Headless Horseman," first of the 
new series of 13 ComiColor cartoons 
to be produced by Celebrity Produc- 
tions, will be released Sept. 1. Sub- 
sequent releases will be made once 
every four weeks. 

"Side Streets" at B'klyn Strand 

Warner's "Side Streets" will have 
its metropolitan premiere at the 
Brooklyn Strand tomorrow night on 
a double bill with "Midnight Alibi," 
which recently played the New York 
Strand. Aline MacMahon is starred 
in "Side Streets." 

Wilson Making Chain Store Film 

Under commission from various 
retail merchants' associations, Frank 
R. Wilson is producing a six-reel 
feature depicting the menace of the 
chain store in the local community. 

Maxine Dovle Signed by Warners 

WrH Cist Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — Because of her work 
opposite Joe E. Brown in "The Six 
Day Bike Rider," now shooting, 
Maxine Doyle has been signed to a 
new long term contract by Warner 






"In 'Life of Vergie Winters' Johr 
Boles was married on the screen foi 
the first time."— RKO RADIO. 

Walther League Not Joining Churches in Drive 

Omaha — Instead of adopting a resolution connecting itself with other church bodies 
or making a statement in the current film crusade, the International Walther League 
in convention here yesterday chose to continue its position taken last year opposing 
indecent pictures. 

Protestant cooperation was offered by the Omaha Council of Churches to form a 
local Better Movie Committee in September. A committee was appointed and repre- 
sentation was invited from all church bodies, P.-T. A.'s, women's clubs, etc. The 
Omaha committee will cooperate closely with the national censorship committee in 

George Weeks Negotiating 
To Handle G-B on Coast 

Gaumont British and Gainsbor- 
ough productions for the new season 
will likely be handled on the coast 
by George W. Weeks, who is now in 
New York conferring with Arthur 
Lee regarding the deal. 

Newspaperman Makes Short 

San Antonio — S. W. Woolford, 
local newspaper editor and amateur 
archeologist, recently completed a 
short of the Big Bend region of 
Texas along the Rio Grande, telling 
the story of the ancient Basket- 
maker race. He plans other sub- 
jects, with a view to getting a re- 
lease for the series. 

Carl Brisson Filming Scenic 

West Coast Bureau of TILE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — Carl Brisson has gone 
for a week's vacation in Yosemite 
National Park in the High Sierras. 
The Paramount star took along 1000 
feet of 16 mm. film to record his trip 
on celluloid. He will send a print 
to his brother in Copenhagen, Den- 
mark. On his return to Paramount, 
Brisson will prepare for his second 
starring American film, "All the 
King's Horses." 

Richard Arlen Goes Fishing 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 
Hollywood — Richard Arlen is 
on a week's fishing and water-vaca- 
tion at Catalina Island in his yacht. 
"Jobyna R." He will be joined later 
by his wife, Jobyna Ralston and 
their infant son, Richard Ralston 
Arlen. Upon his return, Arlen will 
prepare for his next picture, "Ready 
for Love" with Ida Lupino, to be 
directed by Marion Gering. 

"Roxy" Returning to the Air 

S. L. "Roxy" Rothafel will return 
to broadcasting Sept. 15 with a 45- 
minute Sunday evening program 
over the Columbia network. 

250,000 See Temple Film at Roxy 

Approximately 250,000 persons 
have already seen "Baby, Take a 
Bow" at the Roxy, according to fig- 
ures compiled by the management. 
Picture starts its fourth week on 

Fourth Week for "World Moves On" 

Fox's "The World Moves On" goes 
into its fourth week of two-a-day at 
the Criterion tomorrow. 

Rivoli Reopens Today 

After a short period of darkness, 
the Rivoli reopens today with the 
first Broadway popular-price show- 
ing of "House of Rothschild." A 
new Mickey Mouse cartoon, "Play- 
ful Pluto," will also be on the bill. 

3 Cases Denied Hearing 
As Boards Go in Recess 

(Continued from Page 1) 

zoning board idle till after Nov. 1. 
The complaints, which had already 
been set for hearing were those of 
the Regent and Bayshore, Bayshore, 
vs. Loew's Valencia, Jamaica; Rial- 
to, Patchogue and Granada, Pat- 
chogue, vs. Loew's Valencia; and 
the Hastings, Hastings, vs. Strand, 

Rules Jones' Food Show 
Does Not Violate Code 

St. Louis — Local grievance board 
has ruled that the revised plan for 
the food show conducted by the Rialto 
Theater, Granite City, Illinois, does 
not constitute a lottery or violate 
code provisions. Gaylord W. Jones, 
operator of the theater, testified at 
the rehearing yesterday it is not 
necessary to buy a ticket or attend 
the theater to win one of the mer 
thandise prizes. The board had 
cited Jones to appear and show 
cause why his film service should not 
be stopped for his alleged failure 
u ,o comply with its prior ruling tr 
eliminate the prize distribution. He 
■hanged the plan after that decision 


(Continued from Page 1) 

ingale," first sound color film pro- 
duced in Soviet Russia"; "The Go- 
lovlev Manor," "Love and Hate," 
"Crusaders," "Rudy's Career," "In- 
spired People," "Hatred," "The Con- 
queror," "Crown Prince of the Re- 
public," "Mankind Revolts," "Two 
Comrades," "We Are From Krond- 
stadt," "Aerodgrad," and "The 
Private Life of Peter Vinogradov." 
The two shorts are "Moscow 
Through the Eyes of A Tourist," 
and "Chelyuskin," a record of tb.3 
Russian Arctic rescue expedition. 

Beatrice Lillie Loses Suit 

West Coa t Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Los Angeles — Beatrice Lillie yes- 
terday lost her appeal in the $50,- 
000 suit against Warners and Darryl 
F. Zanuck charging they had used 
certain scenes from "Show of 
Shows," a feature, as a short and 
thereby injured her reputation. 

M-G-M Loses "Rasputin" Appeal 

London — Appeal of M-G-M 
against the $125,000 verdict award- 
ed by a jury to Princess Irina Yous- 
soupoff over "Rasputin" was dis- 
missed yesterday by the Court of 



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VOL. LXVI. NO. 15 

new yccr, intcsDAy, jny 19, 1934 


St. Louis ExhibsMake First Blacklist Cancellations 


35,000 Democrats Join the Anti- Suppression League 

Plan National Referendum 

on Subject of Motion 


Thirty - five thousand members, 
comprising the entire membership 
of the Inter-collegiate Democratic 
League of New York State, yester- 
day joined the recently formed As- 
sociation for the Preservation and 
Freedom of Screen and Stage, I. 
Robert Broder, counsel for the As- 
sociation, stated to Film Daily. 
This enrollment brings the organ- 

(Continued on Page 6) 


Findings of the Motion Picture 
Research Council in the investiga- 
tions which it sponsored to deter- 
mine the effects of movies on chil- 
dren and adolescents will be made 
available to church groups engaged 
(Continued on Page 6) 

National Film Carriers 
Meet Oct. 1 in Detroit 

Detroit — A nationwide meeting of 
the new National Film Carriers 
trade association will be held here 
Oct. 1, it was announced by Harold 
C. Robinson of Film Truck Service 
before leaving for a vacation. Rob- 
inson is vice-president of the new 

350 Ask 10% Privilege 

More than 350 non-assenters to the 
motion picture code have taken ad- 
vantage of the 10 per cent cancellation 
privilege by either becoming assenters 
or paying the necessary assessment, it 
was learned yesterday at the Code Au- 
thority. More than 60 per cent of the 
total number have assented to the code 
at the time of applying for the 10 per 
cent cancellation privilege. From the j 
volume of non-assenters who are sending 
in signed assents each day, it is pre- 
dicted that the number will exceed the 
500 mark by Aug. 15. 

Non-Theatrical Menace Gaining Momentum 

Another step in the move on the part of church and educational interests to create 
an exchange system for supplying suitable motion pictures for performances in churches 
and schools is scheduled for tonight in Portland, Ore., where a meeting is to be held 
for the purpose of finding a way to put the idea on a practical basis. Activities 
along this line already are under way in Chicago, Milwaukee and Denver, with indica- 
tions of gradually spreading to other localities. 

Screen Writers Call Cleanup Unjust 

Exploration Pictures 

Releasing 12 Travelogs 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — In addition to the fea- 
ture "Brides of Sulu," made in the 
Moro country of the Philippines by 
Exploration Pictures Corp., headed 
by Jesse J. Goldberg, the expedition 
unit obtained material for 12 one- 
reel travelogues, which will be re- 
leased with a background of mu- 
sical and spoken narrative by Gayne 

(Continued on Page 5) 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — Charging that the 
movie cleanup campaign is a lot of 
"ax grinding" of special interests, 
the Screen Writers' Guild and the 
Authors' League of America have 
issued a statement attacking both 
the purpose and the methods of the 
purification drive now under way. 

The statement was signed by 
Marc Connelly, president of the 
Authors' League; Ralph Block, 
president of the Screen Writers' 
Guild; Rupert Hughes, president of 

(Continued on Page 7) 

New Holding Units for 3 St. Louis Houses 

St. Louis — In furtherance of their 
plans for the rehabilitation of the 
Ambassador, Missouri and Grand 
Central theaters, the interests rep- 
resented by the Bondholders Protec- 
tive Committees have formed new 
corporations to hold the properties. 
The companies are the Ambassador 
Euilding Corp., with 61,500 shares 

(Continued on Page 6) 

U.A. Lineup Reaches 25 ; 
Possible 27 in Prospect 

Recent addition of London Films' 
"Congo Raid" and British and 
Dominions' "Nell Gwyn" and "The 
Queen's Affair" will give United 
Artists a release schedule of a 
minimum of 25 features for next 

(Continued on Page 5) 

5 Films Cancelled in St. Louis, 
First Under Hays Office Ruling 

Southern Representatives 
Are Appointed by Mundus 

William G. Minder and John 
Franconi have been appointed sales 
representatives in the Southern ter- 
ritory for the Mundus Distributing 
Corp., which is releasing 27 British 
features throughout the United 

(Continued on Page 6) 

St. Louis — First instance of ex- 
hibitors acting on the recently- 
granted privilege by major com- 
panies to cancel films against which 
there is local protest took place here 
yesterday at a meeting of the local 
theater owners association which de- 
cided to reject five films that have 
been blacklisted by the Legion of 

(Continued on Page 6) 

Destructive Aspects of 

Anti - Film Propaganda 

Weighed by Lawyers 

Lawyers representing interests 
opposed to the various movements 
to emasculate or boycott motion pic- 
tures are studying the legal aspects 
of the situation insofar as the cam- 
paign results in "destruction of 
other people's property" and there- 
by can be enjoined under the law, 
The Film Daily learns. 

Activities of organized bodies in 
disseminating national propaganda 

(Continued on Page 6) 


Venice — Program of pictures to 
be shown at the Second Interna- 
tional Exposition of Cinematogra- 
phic Art, to be held here Aug. 1-24, 
shows American producers leading 
in representation. Eleven U. S, 
films are scheduled to be shown, 

(Continued on Page 6) 

Meet Next Week to Map 
National Cleanup Move 

Meeting of an enlarged Interfaith 
Committee which will consider the 
clean film problem from the stand- 
point of national action will be held 
early next week, it was stated yes- 
terday by Dr. Sydney E. Goldstein. 
Various plans for nationwide action 

(Continued on Page 6) 

Sees End of Strike Near 

San Francisco — Early settlement of the 
general strike was expected last night, 
following receipt of word from Presi- 
dent Roosevelt, who is en route to 
Hawaii, that he was confident the Labor 
Board would work out a reasonable 
solution At the same time President 
William Green of the American Federa- 
tion of Labor, in a statement from Chi- 
cago, said the walkout was "without 
national significance" and had not been 
authorized by the A. F. of L. 


Thursday, July 19, 1934 

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Merlin Hall Aylesworth Edward Sloman 

Jack Warner Entertains 
Postmaster Gen'l Farley 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — Jack L. Warner will 
play host to his friend James A. 
Farley, Postmaster General of the 
United States and Chairman of the 
Democratic Party, at a special 
luncheon to be held today at the 
Warner studios. The Cabinet officer 
arrives in Los Angeles today ac- 
companied by his executive assis- 
tant, Ambrose O'Connell. 

Farley will proceed directly to 
the Warner studio luncheon, follow- 
ing the dedication of the New Glen- 
dale Post Office. The affair will 
be marked by entertainment sup- 
plied by Warner-First National 
stars including Dick Powell, Joe E. 
Brown, Phil Regan, Maxine Doyle, 
Dorothy Dare, Terry LaFranconi, 
Frank McHugh, the Busby Berkeley 
dancing girls, and others. The 
guests include Senator William 
Gibbs McAdoo of California; U. S. 
Senators Pat McCarren and Key 
Pittman of Nevada; Federal, state 
and city officials; the Congressmen 
from Southern California, leading 
members of the Democratic Party, 
former Postmaster General, Will 
Hays, and the heads of motion pic- 
ture studios in Los Angeles. 

Griffith Circuit Opening 
Two New Mexico Houses 

Denver— R. E. Griffith Theaters, 
Inc., is opening up two new houses 
in this territory. They are the Rig, 
with 500 seats, at Hobbs, N. M., 
and the Cactus, at Carlsbad, N. 
M., with 700 seats. 

Gene Lockhart Writing 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — Gene Lockhart, whose 
performance in "Ah, Wilderness" on 
Broadway the past season brought 
him an M-G-M contract, has been 
put to work on several scripts pend- 
ing assignment to his first screen 
role. Lockhart is an actor, author 
and composer. 

Wesley Eddy Returning to Roxy 

Wesley Eddy, who recently served 
13 weeks as master of ceremonies 
at the Roxy, has been signed by 
Howard S. Cullman to return for 
another run as soon as he completes 
his present radio and stage engage- 

"Bondage" Holding at Palace 
RKO's "Of Human Bondage," 
which played two weeks at the Ra- 
dio City Music Hall, will be held for 
a second week at the Palace. 

Jessel in Lew Brown Show 

George Jessel has been signed for 
the new Lew Brown musical show. 

Code Auth'y Committee 
Hears 3 Appealed Cases 

Three appeals from local board 
decisions were heard yesterday by 
a Code Authority committee headed 
by W. C. Michel as chairman and 
including Joe Seider and Frank A. 
McCarthy. The cases were: 

Buffalo grievance board, N. J. 
Basil against the Commodore, Roxy, 
Columbia, Colonial, Rialto and Ellen 
Terry theaters, reduced admissions: 
Washington, D. C, clearance and 
zoning board, C. H. Lightiser against 
Ritz Theater, Baltimore, clearance; 
and, Portland, Ore., grievance board, 
William Cutts against Roxy The- 
ater, Portland, reduced admissions. 

Today's appeals hearing will be 
presided over by Charles O'Reilly 
with Charles Rosenzweig and A. A. 
Schwartz as members. 

Four Shorts Are Added 
To DuWorld's Program 

DuWorld has added four shorts 
to its list of product, including 
"Sword of the Arab," a three-reel 
melodrama with Duncan Renaldo 
and Lucille Kaye; "Capture of Clyde 
Barrow and Bonnie Parker," a 
newsreel compilation; "Stars In The 
Making," a closeup of Hollywood 
with Frank Albertson, and "Yokel 
Dog Makes Good," a two-reel dog 

"Jane Eyre" for First-Runs 

Monogram's "Jane Eyre" has been 
booked for first run showing at 
Warner's Carlton Theater, Philadel- 
phia, the Stanley, Atlantic City, and 
the Uptown, Kansas City. The pic- 
ture also will play first run at the 
Capitol, Montreal, and the Imperial, 

Releasing Jewish One-Reeler 

"The Jews of Yemen," a one-reel- 
er depicting the life of the Yemenite 
Jews in Southern Arabia, has been 
acquired for distribution by Amer- 
ican-Oriental Film Co., which will 
also handle Palestine product. 

Will Create Dances for Cartoons 

Wellington Mack, originator of 
many of the routines used by the 
Ringling-Barnum circus clowns, has 
been signed to devise pantomimic 
routines for Celebrity Pictures' new 
series of 13 ComiColor cartoons. 

Dent's Son Learning Business 

Denver — Frank L. Dent, just 
graduated from college, son of Louis 
L. Dent, has been made booker for 
the Westland circuit, and will learn 
the theater business under the guid- 
ance of T. B. Noble, Jr., general 

Jeanne Aubert in New Vita. Short 

Jeanne Aubert, who returned this 
week from abroad, is preparing to 
start work in another two-reel 
musical comedy for Vitaphone. 

Coming and Going 

HAL ROSSON sails for England tomorrow 
night on the Olympic. 

AMBROSE S. DOWLING, European sales man- 
ager for RKO Export Corp., has returned 
fiom the other side. 

PATSY KELLY is coming east for a vacation. 

LOU BROCK, who returned from a foreign j 
jaunt this week with Mrs. Brock, leaves in a 
few days for the coast to start his next RKO 
musical film, "Ho for Shanghai." 

their way east from Hollywood to remain until 

VERREE TEASDALE, who recently finished 
work in Warner's "Desirable", arrives tomor- 
row from the coast to visit her mother and 
buy her trousseau for her marriage to Adolphe 
Menjou in Hollywood next month. 

LOUIS B. MAYER, M-G-M production chief, 
arrives in New York today from the coast and 
sails Friday with Mrs. Mayer on the Staatendam 
for a European vacaction. 

WILLIAM MELNIKER, M-G-M manager for 
South America, returns Monday from a visit to 
the company's coast studios. 

AL ALTMAN, M-G-M director, leaves Holly- 
wood Monday for New York. 

Celebrity Closes Deals 

Celebrity Pictures has closed dis- 
tribution deals for its new series of 
13 ComiColor cartoons with Prin- 
cipal Film Exchange, New York; 
Gold Medal Exchange, Philadelphia 
and Washington; Majestic Pictures, 
Pittsburgh; Capitol Film Co., Min- 
neapolis and Omaha; Allied Pic- 
tures, San Francisco and Los 1 
Angeles; and Jack O'Toole, Mil- 

RKO Closes Hawaiian Deal 

RKO's new season lineup has been | 
signed by the Consolidated Amuse- 
ment Co. of Honolulu, Jules Levy 
announced yesterday. Cresson Smith, 
western sales manager, assisted by . 
Harry C. Conn and G. William 
Wolff, closed the deal. 

Earl Bell Loses Father 

Denver — The father of Earl Bell, 
manager of the Warner exchange 
here, died in Omaha, and Earl at- 
tended the funeral. 

Clyde W. Simons Dead 

Las Animas, Colo. — Clyde WJ 
Simons, owner of the Simons the- * 
ater, died in Pueblo of a heart at- 
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Music for the Screen 
Is Called the Best 

^/[USIC used with talking 
pictures is, on the whole, 
better — much better ■ — than 
music used with the spoken 
drama. The legitimate theater 
has old traditions. The movie 
made its own traditions at the 
start and decided in favor of the 
finer things. When a govern- 
ment report gives millions upon 
millions of people patronizing 
film productions every week in 
this great country of ours, we 
can easily see the force of the 
music for good or evil. It is 
interesting to note that movie 
theaters which display the pic- 
tures with the best music — as 
part of the feature itself or 
part of the accompanying stage 
show — has in every reported 
case been followed by larger 
attendance and greater box- 
office receipts. Original music 
created for certain movies na- 
turally is the only legitimate 
art product for moving pictures 
and brings a new variety of 
musical structure into existence. 
The good music in and for 
movies has a structure showing 
musical brains back of it as well 
as traits of novel harmony, un- 
usual rhythms, and distinctive 
turns to the melodies. 

— Victor Young. 

An Exhibitor Answers 
the Church Crusaders 

'"THE exhibitor, if he cooper- 
ates with the churches in 
their crusade for cleaner films, 
has the right to ask for their 
practical cooperation in support- 
ing good pictures. Most exhibi- 
tors are conscientious and will- 
ing to cooperate with a "clean 
film" campaign. Like myself, I 
think a whole lot of the exhibi- 
tors do their best to get suitable 
pictures for showing on Friday 
and Saturday night,s, when we 
have our largest number of 
children. The crusade hasn't 
hurt my business except on 
"Rip - tide," which in my 
opinion, didn't deserve the 
blacklisting it got. However, 
there isn't any doubt but that 
we are going to feel the effects 
of the crusade on pictures that 
are disapproved, but will the 
churches help sell the ones they 
approve? I firmly believe that 
75 per cent of the pictures I 
have played in the last two or 
three years would have met the 
approval of the churches. I 
don't believe that they can con- 
scientiously (and I believe they 
are conscientious) condemn as 
many as 25 per cent of the pic- 
tures I play, and my theater is 
open for them to screen the 25 
per cent they consider off color. 

— E. E. Webber, 
Mary hue Theater, Kansas City. 

Thursday, July 19, 1934 

• • • WE ARE taking you back to the early days 

of 1912 when Adolph Zukor and Joe Engel were partners 

two film lads trying to get along they secured the 

United States rights to "Queen Elizabeth" with Sarah Bern- 
hardt but they had just started in business they had 

no means of distributing so they walked in on Harry J. 

Cohen of the Special Feature Dep't of General Film Company 

a part of the Patents Trust and asked him what 

could be done in the way of distributing this feature pix 

T T T 

• • • THE PIX looked good to Mister Cohen he 

took the matter up with Frank L. Dwyer, prexy of General 
Film Dwyer talked to Albert E. Smith and J. Stuart Black- 
ton they were the committee who passed on all films 

they turned down Mister Zukor's "Queen Elizabeth" be- 
cause it wasn't a "licensed" picture under the rules of the all- 
powerful Patents Trust 

• • • THAT DECISION was pretty discouraging for 
Messrs. Zukor and Engel so it was decided that Joe would 

go out and peddle it to the independent exchanges on a states 

right basis the partners grossed $47,000 for their share on 

the pix with this bankroll they organized Famous Players 

the beginning of the present Paramount organization 

and all its ramifications their first pix was "The Prisoner 

of Zenda" a five-reeler starring James K. Hackett 

we believe that Mister Zukor is still quite active in the film 
biz thank you 

• • • SOME LONDON Notes Ben Weldon seen at 

the American hangout the Honey Dew (coffee and cake 

only) with the Three Admirals and the Missus Jack 

Kitchen, just arrived from Hollywood, to cut pictures here 

and none other than Lloyd Knechtel, greatest trick photographer 

in this here Piccadilly Joyce King — Wood's brother is 

going to be a famous actor some day says Joyce 

Joe Rock and Rae Daggett strolling down Regent Street doing 

a li'l window shopping or gazing as we say in Lun- 

non, old deah Peggy Hopkins Joyce is just browsing 

around not giving much thought to men, pictures, plays 

or whatnot she looks like a million, as usual with or 

without her precious glassware the Savoy is her hideout 

at the moment no reel or real proposals as yet, Peggy 

reports isn't it all just too utterly utter this fright- 
fully sensational news from the Fog City, we mean eh, 


• • • AT THE request of E. H. Anderson of the N. Y. 

Public Library Warners have supplied the original of 

"42nd Street" for filing among the famous classical original 

manuscripts in their archives Ed Levy, counsel for the 

M.P.T.O. of Connecticut, won the low net in the annual New 
Haven County Bar Association golf tournament with a score of 

• • • HER LUCKY number is 13 referring to Doro- 
thy Reid, Monogram supervisor born on March 13 

married on Oct. 13, 1913 her phone extension with Mono- 
gram is No. 13 ... . she started her first production, "The Red- 
head" on Friday, July 13 with 13 principal players in the 

cast to top it all . the production number of "The Red- 
head" is to be No. 513 now we do hope the budget 

for the pix production is more than 13 dollars 

« « « » » » 


Miniature Circus 
Plugs "Circus Clown" 

JhVERYBODY loves a circus, 
and Carl Krueger, manager 
of the Fisher in Detroit, made 
sure everyone in town knew he 
had one in Joe E. Brown's 
"Circus Clown," when the pic- 
ture played his theater. Krueger 
contacted Jean LeRoy, a local 
man and a former circus clown 
who had spent eight years de- 
vising a miniature circus carved 
out of wood. 

Around this miniature circus 
the campaign was built. Each 
piece of carving, of which there 
were over 30,000 was hand 
carved and painted in natural 
colors. The circus, consisting 
of the regulation three rings 
with all the auxiliary side shows 
and exhibits, covered a space 
10 x 24 feet. Krueger put this 
exhibit in the basement lounge 
of the theater on a specially 
built platform, backed up with 
a huge easel carrying copy on 
"Circus Clown", a week in ad- 
vance. LeRoy himself was on 
hand costumed as a circus 
clown. The exhibit attracted 
so much attention that it was 
kept on display all during the 
picture's run. A local newsreel 
company took pictures of the 
circus, which were shown in 
practically all of the neighbor- 
hood theaters. 

Besides this grand exhibit 
which attracted such wide at- 
tention and drew daily mobs to 
the theater for two whole weeks, 
the campaign included; a clev- 
erly devised slide projected on 
the carpet of the lobby in ad- 
vance; the exhibition of "Mary", 
the rhinoceros whose trunk was 
bannered with "Circus Clown" 
copy; a stilt walker who, with 
a banner on his back, covered 
the main part of town for three 
days in advance; thirty-six 
stills and four 22 x 28's were 
spotted in several department 
store windows. 

Station WXYZ co-operated 
with an announcement about 
the picture 14 times during the 
week, in a hookup with six other 
stations comprising the Michigan 
Radio network; in addition, the 
picture was plugged for two 
days over the same network in 
the "World of the Theater" pro- 
gram, a popular local program. 
— Fisher, Detroit, Mich. 



Bing Crosby and Miriam Hopkins in 


with Kitty Carlisle, Henry Stephenson, 

Lynne Overman, Edward Nugent 

Paramount 83 mins. 


Based on the season's leading Broadway 
hit, with many production values added to 
it in the filming, this comedy is geared to 
smash plenty of box-office records. With 
a plot that permits lots of lively action, an 
ace cast, the inclusion of three pleasing 
song numbers and a nice sprinkling of 
romance among the laughs and suspense, 
it can't miss. Story in back of it concerns 
a night club dancer, Miriam Hopkins, who 
in running away to avoid being involved 
as a witness in a murder, finds refuge in 
a Princeton University dormitory. Bing 
Crosby and Eddie Nugent, in befriending 
her, get themselves into a scrape that 
nearly results in their expulsion and threat- 
ens the romance between Bing and the 
dean's daughter, Kitty Carlisle. Much of 
the merriment comes from the idea of 
Lynne Overman, press agent for the movie 
company owned by Eddie's father, to make 
Miriam a movie star, cashing in on her 

Cast: Bing Crosby, Miriam Hopkins, Kitty 
Carlisle, Henry Stephenson, Lynne Over- 
man, Edward Nugent, George Barbier, War- 
len Hymer, Judith Allen, Henry Kolker 
Maude Turner Gordon, Margaret Arm- 
strong, Ralf Harclde, Matt McHugh, Frank- 
lyn Ardell, Vince Barnett. 

Director, Elliott Nugent; Authors, Edward 
Hope, Howard Lindsay; Screenplay, Ben- 
jamin Glazer; Song numbers, Mack Gordon, 
Harry Revel, Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin: 
Cameraman, Charles Lang; Recording En- 
gineer, Harold C. Lewis; Editor, Hugh Ben- 

Direction, Aces. Photography, Fine. 


Edgar Kennedy in 

"In-Laws Are Out" 

RKO Radio 19 mins. 

Good Comedy 

Edgar Kennedy in his usual 
domestic hot water. His wife, Flor- 
ence Lake, is about to move out on 
him, but agrees to remain provided 
he doesn't lose his temper again. 
Mother-in-law and brother-in-law 
want him to leave, however, so they 
plot various annoyances to make 
Edgar mad, but he suffers them to 
the finish. Will satisfy. 

"Underneath the Broadway Moon" 
with Isham Jones and His Orchestra, 

Vera Van and Eton Boys 
Paramount 11 mins. 

Isham Jones conducting a medley 
of some of his many popular num- 
bers, vocal specialties by Vera Van 
and the Eton Boys, a bit of dancing 
by a team, and finally the jazzing 
of a classic piece comprise the con- 
tents of this subject. It's in an at- 
tractive night club atmosphere and 

'""THIS violent burst of condemna- 
tion is directed against some- 
thing greater, far more important 
and all-embracing than the movie." 

isn't better than the preceding one." 

"It is the comedy sequences and 
the alleged comic pictures that I be- 
lieve have irritated those good peo- 
ple to their present state of activity." 

"If you seek sartorial perfection 
you should wear hats or caps like 
Lowell Sherman, overcoats like Gary 
Cooper, ties like Robert Montgom- 
ery, trousers like William Powell 
and shoes like Clive Brook." — 

"The art of acting is comparable 
to an apprenticeship in a machine 
shop. There are definite things that 
one must learn that no one can 

"Quite a few folks say I'm con- 
ceited. What they should say is that 
I'm confident."— MAX BAER. 

"Stardom is only a matter of plac- 
ing a name above or below the title 
of a picture, but it carries tremen- 
dous responsibility, and woe be to 
the star if every picture he makes 

"I'm sure many people find me a 
disappointment at a party when I 
don't swing into action with my 
hands and start rattling off a long 
string of wisecracks." — LEE 

"It's what they see in my eyes 
that counts."— MAE WEST. 

U. A. Lineup Reaches 25 ; 
Possible 27 in Prospect 

(Continued from Page 1) 

season, with likelihood of the num- 
ber being raised to 27 by the im- 
minent Charlie Chaplin and Mary 
Pickford productions. U. A. also 
has 18 Walt Disney cartoons on its 
list. At the time of the recent U. A. 
convention, the company announced 
a minimum of 22. 

A. C. Exhibs Kick on Dog Racing 

Atlantic City — Amusement men as 
individuals have been kicking to the 
city commission on the operation of 
the dog track in the municipal Audi- 
torium which is cutting into flicker 
biz in a big way. Amusement peo- 
ple do not have objection to track 
itself, but policy of track in handing 
out a ten cent pass. Boardwalk 
houses have all reported a decrease 
since opening of track. 

holds to a nice degree of entertain- 
ment value. 

Jeanne Aubert in 
'The Mysterious Kiss" 
with Weldon Heyburn and the 
Vitaphone 19 mins. 

Nice Operetta 
Using the song, "Ooh, That Kiss!" 
of some years back as the founda- 
tion, an enjoyable little operetta has 
been developed. Locale is a week- 
end party on a Long Island estate, 
where Jeanne Aubert samples the 
kissing of all the boys and then 
learns that her own husband is the 
one best able to deliver the goods. 
The proceedings allow for several 
chorus numbers and plenty of cos- 
I tume display. 

Exploration Pictures 

Releasing 12 Travelogs 

(Continued from Page 1 ) 
Whitman. First six subjects are: 
"Jolo, The Land of Mohammed"; 
"Zamboanga the Beautiful"; "Cebu, 
the Isle of Magellan"; "San Ramon 
Penal Colony"; "Churches of the 
Islands"; "Manila, Pearls of the 

Detroit Notes 

Detroit — Charles and Harry 
Komer are reducing capacity of the 
Redford, former Publix house, from 
2,000 to 1,200 seats. 

W. G. Waring, also known pro- 
fessionally as Bert Mayo, plans to 
bring his stage equipment factory 
from Jamaica, L. I., to Highland, 
local suburb. 

Central Theater Corp. has been 
formed by Emila Bonnot, F. F. Kane 
and J. J. Lauridsen. 

Theater closings reported to the 
local film board of trade the past 
week included the Garden, Peters- 
burg, and Liberty, Holly. 

"Blind Date" Release July 20 

Columbia's "Blind Date," featur- 
ing Ann Sothern, Paul Kelly and 
Neil Hamilton, will be released 
throughout the country on July 20. 

"Frankenstein" at Globe 

"Frankenstein" is being revived 
at the Globe starting Saturday. 

New House for Lambiotte 

Sturgis, Mich. ■ — Construction is 
well under way on the 400-seat 
house in the southwestern part of 
the state for O. J. Lambiotte. It will 
be named the Roxy. Opening is 
scheduled for Aug. 15. 



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Thursday, July 19, 1934 


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condemning a product whose merits 
have not been submitted to unbiased 
adjudication could be termed illegal 
and confiscatory, in the opinion of 
one lawyer who discussed the sub- 
ject with The Film Daily, and in 
view of vast investments being 
jeopardized by these activities the 
courts might readily take action if 
called upon. 

Form New Holding Units 
For 3 St. Louis Houses 

{Continued from Page 1) 

of $1 par value stock, and the 
Missouri Theater Building Corp., 
with 30,000 shares of $1 par value 

Incorporators of the Ambassador 
Corp. are: Thomas N. Dysart, 31,495 
shares, and Edward Greensfelder, 
F. M. Hemker, Alan R. Klobasa, 
Marshall 0. Mitchell. F. H. Kreis- 
man and Joseph H. Grand, one share 
each. Incorporators of the Missouri 
Corp. are Dysart, 15,000 shares, and 
Greensfelder, Hemker, Klobasa, Mit- 
chell, Kreisman and Grand one 
share each. 

The incorporators will form the 
first board of directors of the two 
corporations. In turn they propose 
to lease the theaters to operating 
companies being organized by Allan 
Snyder and Harry Koplar. The 
operating companies are entering 
into a management arrangement 
with Fanchon & Marco. Harry C. 
Arthur is expected to make St. 
Louis his headquarters to look after 
the five Fanchon & Marco theaters 
here. It is also rumored that the 
Fanchon & Marco interests may 
acquire a number of other theaters 
in Eastern Missouri and Southern 

In the meantime the Shubert 
Rialto, operating lately by Warners 
is being closed. Mercantile-Com- 
merce Bank & Trust has filed a 
foreclosure suit against the house 
under a $200,000 deed of trust, 
alleging $50,000 in default. Rumors 
persist that Warners are about to 
take over the Orpheum to provide 
downtown competition for the Am- 






"John Gilbert wears woolen socks all 
year round." 


"World Moves On" Gets Certificate No. 1 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 
Hollywood — Certificate No. 1 for approved films under the new self-regulation as 
administered by the Production Code Administration, under the direction of Joseph I. 
Breen, went to "The World Moves On", Fox picture. 

Kansas-Missouri Anti-Trailer Resolution 

Applies to Warner Bros, as Well as Metro 

Kansas City — Resolution adopted 
by the Kansas-Missouri Theater 
Ass'n opposing the entrance of 
major companies in the trailer field 
cited the name of Warner Bros, as 
well as M-G-M. The full resolution 
as given out by A. F. Baker, presi- 
dent of the exhibitor group, reads 
as follows : 

"Whereas through the representa- 
tives of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and 
the trade journals we are informed 
that they will distribute their own 
trailers starting next January 1; 

"Because this is an unneeded, un- 
called for and unjust departure from 
the present procedure and can only 
result in a needless increased cost 
of operation to the exhibitor with 
no additional benefits; 

"Because we are further informed 
and assured that the question of 
quality is not involved, especially 
since Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has had 
the closest supervision and produc- 
tion of trailers on its own pictures 
for the past year or more, and fur- 
ther in view of the above fact it 
seems that this move on Metro- 
Goldwyn-Mayer's part is purely a 
move to increase their income at the 

expense of an already overburdened 

"Therefore be it resolved that we, 
the Kansas-Missouri Theater Asso- 
ciation, in convention assembled, 
Tuesday, July 17, go on record and 
register our heartiest protest and 
netition them to not enter the trailer 
business but to continue the present 
method of distribution which not 
only has been satisfactory but en- 
ables the exhibitor to get a com- 
plete trailer service from one source 
at a nominal weekly price. 

"Be it further resolved that we 
will resist to the fullest any attempt 
on the part of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 
to force the sale of their trailers 
with their features and that we 
urge all of our members to not buy 
Metro trailers in the event that 
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer refuse to re- 
consider their decision and to desist 
from such practice. 

"Be it further resolved that the 
principle of this resolution also ap- 
plies to Warner Brothers. 

"Be it further resolved that a 
copy of this resolution be sent to 
Nicholas Schenck and Felix Feist of 
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and also to 
Harry Warner, and that it be sent 
also to the trade papers and pub- 

American Films Lead 

At World Exposition 

(.Continued from Page 1) 

compared with 6 German, 6 French, 
5 Italian, 5 British and a total of 
20 from all other countries. Screen- 
ings will be held at the Hotel Ex- 
celsior at Lido. 

The American films on the pro- 
gram include "Viva Villa", M-G-M; 
"Cellini", 20th Century-United Art- 
ists; "The World Moves On", Fox; 
"Mystery Liner", Monogram; "Won- 
der Bar", Warner-First National; 
"White Heat," Seven Seas Corp. 
"Death Takes a Holiday", Para- 
mount; "Little Women", RKO; "It 
Happened One Night", Columbia; 
"Invisible Man", Universal, and 
Walt Disney animated cartoon. 

Russell Hupp Reopens House 

Cassopolis, Mich. — The Gem has 
been reopened under the ownership 
of Russell B. Hupp. House was for- 
merly known as the Colonial. 

Geo. Healey Managing Dudley 

Boston — George Healey, formerly 
assistant manager at the Marlboro, 
is now manager of the Dudley. 

St. Louis Exhibs Make 

First Cancellations 

(Continued from Page 1) 

Decency and other organizations. 
The pictures, all of which have been 
seen locally at first-runs, are "The 
Life of Vergie Winters," "Laughing 
Boy," "Born To Be Bad," "Kiss and 
Make Up" and "Here Comes The 

Members of the organization will 
determine later whether to extend 
the cancellation to other pictures. 

Meet Next Week to Map 
National Cleanup Move 

(Continued from Page 1) 

on the film question, including the 
pioposal put forward by the Jewish 
clergy for a board of control over 
the film industry composed of rep- 
resentatives of the industry, the 
public and the clergy, will be con- 
sidered, Dr. Goldstein said. 

Dr. Worth Tippy of the Federal 
Council of Churches of Christ in 
America, the national organization 
of Protestant Churches, said he had 
not yet been informed of the meet- 


(Continued from Page 1) 

ization's total membership to ap- 
proximately 50,000. A call for the 
organization of local groups has 
been broadcast by the association 
which is now forming a Pittsburgh 

Plans are under way for a mass 
meeting to be held next week at 
the New Yorker Hotel with Rev. 
Di. Charles Francis Potter of the 
First Humanist Society as principal 
speaker. At the meeting there will 
be discussion of a national referen- 
dum in which questions involving 
the production and presentation of 
motion pictures will be outlined. Ac- 
cording to Broder, the Association 
plans to have its members distribute 
several million questionnaires to lay- 
men throughout the country. One 
of the principal queries will be: 
"Shall children be refused admis- 
sion to motion picture theaters ex- 
cept when special programs for chil- 
dren are presented?" 

M. P. Research Council 
Aiding Church Groups 

(Continued from Page 1) 

in trying to improve the tone of mo- 
tion pictures, it was stated by 
William H. Short, director of the 
council, following a meeting of the 
executive committee. Short also said 
that Mrs. August Belmont had been 
elected a member of the executive 
committee. She recently resigned 
as president of the council. 

Proposal in the Patman bill pro- 
viding for a federal commission to 
supervise production of motion pic- 
tures, as well as licensing of films 
in interstate commerce, has been dis- 
approved by the council, Short an- 

Southern Representatives 
Appointed by Mundus 

(Continued from Page 1) 

States. Minder, who will make his 
headquarters in Atlanta, will oper- 
ate in the Charlotte, New Orleans 
and Atlanta territories, while Fran- 
coni will cover the Dallas division. 




American films shown in Egypt in- 
creased from 42 per cent of the total 
in 1931 to 75 per cent in 1933, while 
French films dropped from 40 per cent 
to 15 per cent. 


Thursday, July 19, 1934 



(Continued from Page 1) 

the Writers' Club; Ernest Pascal 
and Donald Ogden Stewart. 

The writers expressed resentment 
at "the intemperance, hysteria, in- 
justice and in some cases outright 
falsehood which characterizes cer- 
tain expressions" of the current 
protest against "evidences of vul- 
garity and bad taste" in motion 
picture entertainment. 

"The zeal of reforming bodies," 
said the statement, "always re- 
mains unsatisfied until it has 
reached the point where it may or- 
der the American people as to what 
they may or may not see. 

"The extravagance of the current 
reckless attack on the screen has 
reached the point where such distin- 
guished works of screen entertain- 
ment as 'It Happened One Night,' 
'Little Man, What Now?' and 'Of 
Human Bondage,' are being specifi- 
cally named on blacklists publicity." 

Characterizing the protests as "an 
open attempt to regiment and stand- 
ardize creative expressions to the 
measure of limited groups," the 
authors warned against limiting 
screen entertainment to the "stand- 
ards of immaturity or of obvious 
special interests." 

"Much of the present attack 
against the screen springs from the 
ranks of those whose profession, 
and whose only profession, is to at- 
tack," the authors declared. 

"These are the persons who make 
their living by an attempt to censor 
the morals of a nation in a par- 
ticular field. 

"The passing of prohibition has 
brought them to other horizons by 
the score, seeking other fields on 
which to fasten themselves. There 
are many sincere persons, rightful- 
ly and naturally solicitous about the 
nature of public screen entertain- 
ment, who are being misled by the 
onslaught of these professional re- 

Jack A. Simons Named Manager 

Hartford, Conn. — Jack A. Simons 
has been named manager of Poli's 
theater, succeeding Harry Watts, 
assigned to summer relief duty on 
the Loew circuit. 


July 25: Midwest convention of Ross Federal 
Service, Chicago. 

Aug. 1-24: Second International Exposition of 
Cinematographic Art, Venice, Italy. 

Aug. 22-24: Allied Theater Owners of New 
Jersey convention, Atlantic City. 

Sept. 16; North Dakota Allied meeting, Man- 
dan, N. D. 

Oct. 1 : National Film Carriers convention, 

Oct. 29: S.M.P.E. Fall Meeting, Hotel Penn- 
sylvania, New York. 




jy[ITZI GREEN, former child prod- 
igy of the screen, made her 
return to films yesterday in her first 
role since she retired from pictures 
to grow up. She had been cast for a 
featured ingenue part in "Transat- 
lantic Merry-Go-Round," the Re- 
liance production for which stars of 
the screen, stage and radio have 
been assembled. Miss Green, now 
16 years old, has definitely aban- 
doned any attempt to retain her 
now-famous childish characteristics, 
and will devote herself to more or 
less adult roles. She left Hollywood 
more than a year aero and since then 
she has been making personal ap- 
pearances throughout, the country. 
and has been participating in radio 

T T ▼ 

In "Transatlantic Merry - Go - 
Round," to be released through 
United Artists. Mitzi Green will be 
seen with Jack Benny. Nancy Car- 
roll, Gene Raymond, Frank Parker. 
Sid Silvers, Sydney Howard. Wil- 
liam (Stage) Bovd. Patsv Kelly, 
Ralph Morgan, Sidney Blackmer, 
and Jimmy Grier and his Orchestra. 
Benjamin Stoloff is directing from 
the original story by Leon Gordon. 
The music in the production is by 
Dick Whiting. 

▼ T T 

Henry Stephenson has been signed 
to play one of the sunporting i-oles 
in the RKO Radio's drama now in 
nroduction, entitled "The Richest 
Girl In The World," starring Miriam 
Hopkins. Others in the supporting 
"ast_ are Joel McCrea, Fav Wray. 
Reginald Denny, Frederick Harward 
and William Burgess. William 
Setter is directing, and Pandro S 
Berman is associate producer. 

T ▼ ▼ 

John Wray and Andre Beranger 
were this week added to the cast 
*>f Columbia's "The Captain Hates 
*he Sea," a picturization of Wallace 
Smith's humorous novel, with the 
author also responsible for the 
screen treatment. Lewis Milestone 
's directing. The cast being assem- 
bled for this feature already in- 
"ludes John Gilbert, Victor McLag- 
Ten. Wynne Gibson, Fred Keating-. 
Alison Skipworth. Florence Rice 
Leon Errol and Del Henderson. 

T T ▼ 

Tudor Williams, California bari- 
tone who recentlv completed an im- 
portant role in PKO Radio's musical 
°xtravae>anza. "Down To Their Last 
Yacht." has been signed to sine the 
wale lead in "Fanst" opnosite Grar>p 
Moore at the Hollvwood Bowl. Wil- 
liams is the second member of the 
film cast to be recruited for an ap- 
nearance at the Bowl. Franchot 
White, dancer, was the first. 

T T T 

James Robinson — "Hambone" to 
the screen fans — ha« been named the 
sixth youngster in Paramount's 
"Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch." 

The story crew working on "365 
Nights In Hollywood," one of the 
new Sol M. Wurtzel productions 
scheduled by Fox Film, has left for 
Del Mar, where the script and music 
is to be completed. In the group 
were William Conselman and Henry 
Johnson, writers; George Marshall, 
director, Richard Whiting and Sid- 
ney Clare, song writers, and Sammy 
Lee, dance director. Alice Faye and 
James Dunn are listed as co-stars 
of the film. 

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America's undefeated and unchal- 
lenged soft shoe dancing champion. 
Lulu Beeson, who won the title 
thirty-one years ago in New York, 
has been cast in Paramount's "You 
Belong to Me" featuring Lee Tracy. 
Helen Mack, Helen Morgan and 
David Holt. 

T T T 

The star, the author, the director 
and one of the leading supporting 
players in First National's forth- 
coming production of "British 
Agent" were guests of honor at a 
press luncheon given in London this 
week. Leslie Howard plays the title 
role in the picture, opposite Kay 
Francis. R. H. Bruce Lockhart 
wrote the book, based on his own 
adventures in Russia before and dur- 
ing the Bolshevist Revolution. He 
is now a prominent London journal- 
ist. Michael Curtiz, who directed 
the film, is in England on a vaca- 
tion, as is William Gargan, who has 
a prominent role. Max Milder 
British manager for Warner-First 
National, was host at the luncheon 
"British Agent" is now being edited 
and cut at the First National studios 
for release in September. 

▼ r T 

Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, 
musical comedy writers, have ar- 
rived in Hollywood to go to work 
for Paramount. They will do the 
musical score of "Mississippi," story 
of a river showboat, which will fea- 
ture W. C. Fields and Lanny Ross. 
On their last trip to the picture 
capital, they wrote the score for 
"The Phantom President" and "Love 
Me Tonight." 

Marshall Neilan, Paramount di- 
tector, is in San Francisco accom- 
panied by Jimmie Dugan, his as- 
sistant, and a complete camera crew. 
He has set up headquarters at the 
Tanforan Race track at San Bruno, 
near San Francisco to make tests 
preparatory to taking Lee Tracy, 
Helen Mack, Baby LeRoy, William 
Frawley and the rest of the cast 
for "The Lemon Drop Kid" there for 
horse-race location sequences. The 
party will return in a few days to 
complete final preparations for get- 
ting under way. Howard J. Green 
is adapting the Damon Runyon story 
under the supervision of William 

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^VERY fine performance on the screen 
-*-^ depends upon certain earlier perform- 
ances . . . not by the cast alone, but by the 
film in the camera. Because of the depend- 
ability and artistic opportunity it affords 
. . . because of its unfailingly brilliant per- 
formance . . . most cameramen and produc- 
ers prefer Eastman Super-Sensitive Pan- 
chromatic Negative with gray backing. 
Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, New 
York. (J. E. Brulatour, Inc., Distributors, 
New York, Chicago, Hollywood.) 

EASTMAN Super-Sensitive 
Panchromatic Negative 

Intimate in Character 
International in Scope 
Independent in Thought 

The Daily Newspaper 
Of Motion Pictures 
Now Sixteen Years Old 

VOL. LXVI. NO. 16 

NEW yCCI\, f CIDAy, JLLy 2C, 1934 


Loew- W. B. Reach Agreement With Fox Met. Group 


Feist Answers Exhibitors on M-G-M Making Trailers 

Exhib Protests Are Called 

Unjustified by 

Sales Chief 


M-G-M's attitude regarding ob- 
jections of individual exhibitors and 
exhibitor groups to M-G-M estab- 
ishing a trailer service for the 
tompany's pictures was outlined yes- 
erday to Film Daily by Felix Feist, 
general sales manager, in an exclu- 
de i^+erview. 

Condemning any impression that 

M-G-M will "stampede" exhibitors 

nto the purchase of M-G-M trailers, 

<'eist said: 

"Three thousand contracts for our 

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VIASS. indepTunit 


Boston — Independent Exhibitors 
pf Massachusetts has voted to join 
he Allied association, it is an- 
lounced by Arthur K. Howard, busi- 
less manager. At a meeting this 
veek, the unit registered disapprov- 
il of the recent cancellation priv- 
lege accorded by majors to exhi- 
bitors, and another demand for 
esignation of Will H. Hays was 

Atlantic City Benefits from Philly Boycott 

Atlantic City — Movie boycott pledges don't count when you are on vacation. At 
least that is the way things are working out here with house managers all reporting 
no ill effects being felt as result of anti-movie activities elsewhere. All report biz 
above this time last year with the larger percentage of audiences from Philadelphia 
area where churches have gone after the films in a big way. They feel that many 
joined the crusade for appearances' sake, but, once away from home, all bets are oft. 


Declaring that the appointment of 
an inter-industry censor may have 
the effect of causing nation-wide 
moves for censorship legislation, 
Saul E. Rogers stated to Film 
Daily yesterday that the industry, 
by establishing its own censorship, 
practically concedes the charge 
made against it instead of com- 
(Continued on Page 7) 

Cansas City Exhib Unit 
Taking Vote on Premiums 

Kansas City — Jay Means, presi- 
lent of the Independent Theater 
Dwners and owner of the Oak Park 
md Bagdad theaters, is conducting 
i poll of Greater Kansas City ex- 
vibitors to ascertain sentiment 
oward premiums. Majority of votes 
so far are against the practice. 

Reviving "Cavalcade" 

"Cavalcade" will be revived at the 
Criterion starting Monday on a grind 
policy. "The World Moves On," which 
has been showing twice daily at the 
Criterion, closes Sunday night. 

Laboratory Code Group 
Confers with John Flinn 

Inter-code committee of the Lab- 
oratory Code Authority, composed 
of Charles J. Hirliman, chairman, 
Alexander Marks and Frank Meyer 
has been in conference with John 
Flinn, secretary of the film Code 
Authority, in an effort to obtain 
agreement that producers' labora- 
tories handling outside work shall 

(Continued on Page 7) 

Tentative approval of a plan for 
reorganization of the company's cap- 
ital structure was voted by Pathe 
Exchange directors at a meeting this 
week. Under the proposals, which 
will be submitted to stockholders 
soon for approval, new preferred 
and common stock would be author- 
ized and provision made to pay off 

(Continued on Page 6) 

Guarantee and Percentage 

Pay System Advocated 

for Hollywood 

FILM DAILY Staff Correspondent 

Washington — Creation of a "sal- 
ary commission", a continued in- 
definite suspension of the film code 
clauses designed to curb excessive 
star salaries and "star raiding," 
and a drastic change in method of 
compensation to those engaged in 
artistic, creative, interpretative, di- 
rectorial, technical and supervisory 
capacities, is recommended in the 
final report of Division Administra- 
tor Sol A. Rosenblatt to Adminis- 
trator Hugh S. Johnson dealing 

(Continued on Page 4) 

500 Exhibs Coming Here 
On Code Case Appeals 

Appeals from zoning schedules 
submitted by local clearance and 
zoning boards, in 40 cities will be 
decided by the Code Authority dur- 
ing August. At least 500 exhibitors 
from coast to coast will come to 
New York during the month to voice 
their opinions pro and con on the 
individual cases involved. In order 

(Continued on Page 6) 

Expect Cut to $4,000,000 

In Final Bid for Fox Met. 

50 F.W.C. Memberships 
In Kansas-Missouri Unit 

Kansas City— Fox West Coast 
will take 50 memberships at $5 in 
the Kansas-Missouri Theater Own- 
ers Ass'n, it was announced by El- 
mer C. Rhoden following action at 
the convention this week to cut dues 
to $1 for theaters in towns of less 
than 1,500 population, and $5 for 
all others. 

Loew and Warners, bidders for 
the Fox Metropolitan Playhouses, 
reached an agreement last night 
with the bondholders' committee 
whereby the bid will be for the pur- 
chase of the bonds as suggested by 
Federal Judge Mack, the Film 
Daily learns. At this morning's 
meeting in the Woolworth Building 

(Continued on Page 5) 


Richmond — The new organization 
to be known as the Motion Picture 
Theater Owners of Virginia, which 
will affiliate with the M.P.T.O.A., 
was perfected this week at a meet- 
ing attended by about 150 theater 
owners. James D. Fitzgerald of 

(Continued on Page 6) 

Theresa Helburn of Guild 
Is Signed by Columbia 

Theresa Helburn, playwright, di- 
rector and member of the Theater 
Guild board of management, has 
joined Columbia in an executive ca- 
pacity. She will resume her Guild 
activities in the fall. 

Frisco Houses Reopening 

San Francisco — With adoption of a 
resolution yesterday afternoon by the 
general strike committee calling off all 
sympathy strikes in San Francisco, al- 
though some marine workers were still 
refusing to return to work, theaters 
immediately prepared to reopen. Prac- 
tically all of the affected houses, num- 
bering more than 100, are expected to 
be back in operation within 24 hours. 




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Says Film Crusade Usurps Functions of the Press 

A movement to make the press the court of last resort in the present agitation 
for censorship is being initiated by A. P. Waxman, advertising counsel for various 
major companies in recent years. Waxman claims condemnation of the screen auto- 
matically carries with it condemnation of the press, because the press has always been 
the critic and spokesman of the people in all movie matters. This, according to 
Waxman, made the press, in effect, the censor of the screen. The press, he says, 
had done the job to the satisfaction of the great majority of the people, and the 
attempts of the present agitation, if carried out, will end in abridgement of freedom 
of the press. 

Waxman's statement follows: 

"The press is the voice of the people, the champion of its rights, and its best 
guide in all matters affecting the public interest. The screen has always recognized 
this, in submitting its pictures to the press for appraisal and criticism, regardless of 
how adverse the criticism might be. To have denied this right to the press would 
be to deny it one of its most fundamental privileges. 

"Movies have been cussed and discussed, guided and chaperoned by the press 
since the first newspaper man left his paper to write for the movies. If there is 
anything wrong with the movies — mark the word 'if — after all these years of asso- 
ciation of screen and press — if these two great forces can't solve this joint problem, 
then it's a safe cinch that no rank outsiders with a wagon load of tomahawks to 
grind can do it for them. 

"The presidents of the Associated Press, United Press, International News Service 
and Universal Service could settle the argument in less time than it takes to talk 
about it. All have representatives in Hollywood. A fact finding committee of 
honest to goodness reporters, trained as all newspaper men are, to find facts and 
to report facts, without editorializing or logrolling, could cover the situation, report 
its findings, and the results and recommendations for the future could be safely left 
in the hands of the four great news-gathering agencies. 

"The public would know that it was being protected, that the special purposes 
of special interests were duly reported for what they were, and a square deal would 
be had by all. The public is properly suspicious of reformers who make a good thing 
out of the reform racket. But it knows the press is on the level. And it knows the 
screen is on the level. Because the screen has always had but one credo, the public 
be pleased." 

New Mississippi Unit 

Strictly Independent 

Jackson, Miss. — The Motion Pic- 
ture Theater Owners of Mississippi, 
organized here this week by e. tem- 
porary body of about fifty exhibi- 
tors, will be strictly independent, the 
motto of the unit being, "Of, By and 
For Independent Exhibitors." 

R. X. Williams, Jr., of Oxford, 
Miss., was elected president; J. E. 
Alford McComb, first vice-president; 
J. A. West, Louisville, second vice- 
president, and W. E. Elkin, Aber- 
deen, secretary-treasurer. 

Board of directors includes J. T. 
Sanford, W. S. Tyson, H. H. Alex- 
ander, H. J. Williams, Al Yoeman 
H. Solomon and Arthur Lahman. 
The seven directors were chosen 
from each congressional district in 
the state, so as to give impartial 
representation to each section. 

Committees appointed include: 
Legal— W. E. Elkin, J. T. Sanford, 
J. A. West; Resolutions — Mrs. J. B. 
DeVote, H. W. Evans; Press and 
Publicity— W. E. Elkins, J. E. Al- 
ford, Jr. 

Three More Join Mundus 

Latest additions to the Mundus 
Distributing Corp. sales force in- 
clude Harry Goldman for Boston, 
Basil Brady for Buffalo, and Israel 
Levine for the New Haven territory. 
The company's first release is 
"Cash," set for July 23. 

Await Local 306 Report 
Date for an election of officers 
in Local 306 will be indicated in a 
report to be made to George E. 
Browne, president of the I.A.T.S.E., 
on conditions in the local by Har- 
land Holmden, International vice- 
president, recently placed in charge 
of the local. Indications are that a 
few weeks may elapse before the 
report is forthcoming because of the 
tangled affairs of the local. 

Four Appeals Heard 

By C. A. Committee 

Four appeals from the Atlanta 
grievance board decisions were 
heard yesterday by a Code Author- 
ity committee of three headed by 
Charles O'Reilly and including 
Charles Rosenzweig and William 
Voost. The cases were : Watler L. 
Brandenburg of La Grange, Ga., 
against Lam Amusement Co., Rome, 
Ga.; overbuying; Lam Amusement 
Co., against Brandenburg, reduced 
admissions; H. G. Jenkins, South 
Pittsburgh, Tenn., against Cumber- 
-and Amusement Co., Tallahoma, 
Tenn., unfair negotiations; Gonzalo 
Bezanilla, Key West, Fla., against 
Juan Carbonell, Kev West, overbuy- 
ing. Eddie Golden will be chairman 
of today's appeals committee hear- 

"Bank Night" Case Put Off 
Kansas City — The case of Mrs. A. 
Baier, Lindbergh, against Edwin S. 
Young, Roanoke, charging the oper- 
ation of "bank night" was postponed 
by the grievance board after an all- 
afternoon hearing today until to- 
morrow. Judge Emmett Thurman, 
Denver, attorney for Allied Enter- 
prises, which is sponsoring "bank 
night" in this territory, and Lester 
Martin of the same company ap- 
peared for Young. The defendants 
held that "bank night" as conducted 
under the contract of the Allied 
Enterprises does not constitute a 

Clearance Board Meets Tuesday 

Main clearance and zoning board 
will meet Tuesday, when it is ex- 
pected that decision will be made 
on the complaint of Edison Theater 
vs. Springer & Cocalis and the War- 
ner, Fox, Universal, M-G-M, United 
Artists, Paramount and RKO ex- 
changes charging unfair clearance. 
This is the last case pending before 
the board that can effect any change 
in 1934-35 clearance setup. 

.oming an 



LOU BROCK left for Hollywood last night. 

WALTER FUTTER, who planned to leave for 
the coast Tuesday, has decided to start to- 
morrow for Hollywood by automobile. He will 
make stopovers at Chicago and Helena. 

DOROTHY PIERREZ, head cutter for the 
Futter coast studios, leaves for the coast today. 

LOU GOLDER of the Bryan Foy Company is 
in New York from the coast. 

E. H. GOLDSTEIN, vice-president of Majestic, 
ha> left on a tour of Majesties midwest and 
southern exchanges. 

studio publicity department, and LEW WERT- 
HEIMER and FRANK ORSATTI of the same 
organization are sailing today with MR. and 
MRS. LOUIS B. MAYER on the Statendam for 
a foreign vacation. 

JOAN LOWELL returns Monday on the 
Pastores from a South American cruise. 

LANNY ROSS leaves today for Paramount's 
Hollywood studio, where he will join Joe Penner 
and Richard Arlen in the cast of "College 
Rhythm." • 

ANNA MAY WONG leaves for California 
today to play in Paramount's "Limehouse 

SYLVIA SIDNEY leaves tomorrow for Holly- 

French Film Showing 

"L'Abbe Constantin," French fea- 
ture, will be given a preview tonight 
aboard the Paris at Pier 57 under 
auspices of John S. Tapernoux. 

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RECORD RADIO BUILD-UP for 'Dames' started month ahead of 
August 18th pre-release date, with two of film's five hit tunes already 
in near-top spot on list of melodies played most on all networks.* 

STUDIO CELEBRATION staged by Warner executives and friends 
fbe/ow) after long-anticipated first-cut view of company's newest 
special, Kay Francis and Leslie Howard's British Agent' In front 
row are William Koenig, Jack L, Benjamin and Harry M. Warner. 

BIGGEST OF ALL 'Here Comes The Navy openings 
I be N. Y Strand's tonight, with Navy Band, parade, 
float, cannon salutes, and celeb audience expected to 
set new mark for main stem premieres. Photo shows 
Atlantic City's crowd-stopper, 'automaton sailor' bally.* 


Hoblitzelle (below) and R. J. O'Donnell again 
buy company's entire output for 1934-'35 
for their famous 75-house Interstate Circuit. 

to win M P Herald's Quigley Cop is 
'Fuzzy' Knight, named exploiteer-of-the- 
month for super set-up on Warners 
Dick Powell hit. Film won last month, too ° 

'SUMMER'S BEST GROSS' at Stanley, Pittsburgh credited to 'Circus 
Clown' by Variety, with Indianapolis reported 'clicking in fine style 
with Joe E. Brown's best'. Here's part of turnout for gala 
kiddie circus party at Milwaukee's Warner Bros. Theatre (right) 

*A Warner Bros Picture °A First National Picture Vitagraph, Inc. Distributors 





Friday, July 20, 1934 


(Continued from Page 1) 

with the former's Hollywood inves- 
tigation some months ago. The re- 
port was made public yesterday. It 
recommends the appointment of a 
committee with or without govern- 
ment participation to study a meth- 
od of payment based on a minimum 
guaranteed compensation against 
a percentage of the receipts of the 
respective pictures upon which they 
may be engaged. The committee 
would also study and report on rec- 
ommendations for a uniform produc- 
tion cost formula, a uniform pro- 
duction report system, a uniform 
budget schedule, and uniform salary 
ranges for classifications of artis- 
tic, creative, interpretative, direc- 
torial, technical, and supervisory 

It would also investigate, study 
and report on whether it would be 
desirable, practical, proper and legal 
to establish a permanent industry 
commission with or without govern- 
ment participation, but in any event 
composed of a representative of 
producers, and a representative, de- 
pending upon the interest affected 
at any time, of any of the above 
classes of employees and restricted 
solely to such classes, which might 
possess with the consent of the in- 
dustry, among other things, the 
power to require all proposed of- 
fers of employment to be trans- 
mitted to the proposed commission 
for its approval prior to the same 
being actually made; require all 
proposed negotiations to be with 
full disclosure to the commission; 
to provide for regulation of salaries 
in proper cases; to direct that the 
services of employees not utilized 
by the then employing producer may 
be available upon such equitable 
terms and conditions as the com- 
mission may prescribe, and in a 
proper case to other producers, and 
lastly to make findings and report 
to the producing companies concern- 
ed when in the opinion of the com- 
mission corporate assets have been 
wasted by production executives 
in their employment of the above 
classes of employees. 






"Pretzels and such things do not ac- 
company beer when Ann Sothern drinks 
it — French fried and shoestring potatoes 
are the stuff, she says."— COLUMBIA. 

Short Shots from Eastern Studios 


J cutt and Eddie Rue, five-year old 
trick golfer, are featured in a golf 
short just completed by Columbia. 
Vincent Farrar, assisted by George 
Stoetz, did the camera work. 

A three-reeler tentatively titled 
"Other Days" will be completed to- 
morrow by Inter-Continent Film 
Corp., headed by David Strong. The 
short, shot entirely on location, will 

be recorded at the Brunswick Sound 
Recording studio in Brooklyn. 


Ralph Bellamy has been signed 
for a leading role in "Gigolette", 
the Select production scheduled to 
get under way July 30 at the Bio- 
graph studio. 


Production on the industrial made 
by Ben Blake at the Hayes & Beall 
studio for a Philadelphia banking 
concern has been completed. 

Would Suspend Clauses 

Specifically, both the salary con- 
trol provision and the provisions of 
article V, division B, part 5, sec- 
tions 4 and 6 are recommended to 
be indefinitely suspended. It is in- 
teresting to note here that when he 
was a Deputy Administrator at the 
time he made his report to general 
Johnson upon forwarding the code 
f o him for approval last fall, Ro- 

enblatt recommended indefinite sus- 
pension of the salary control provi- 
sion pending further order from 
the President, in fact all of the rec- 
ommendations which became execu- 
tive and administrative orders up- 
on signing of the code. Then also 
he recommended a system of a mini- 
mum stipulated salary against a 
perc°ntpge. as a method of payment 
to the classes of employees referred 

o previously. 

Star System Criticized 

The "Star System" of selecting 
artists "tends to create an artifi- 
cial scarcity of talent. Its operation 
tends to force the supposed values 
of artists to fantastic figures by 
withholding from the market the po- 
tentially available services of exe- 
cutive ability and artistic talent cf 
equal ability," states the report. 

"So in 1932 published statements 
of salaries paid or allegedly paid 
'n th° motion picture industry pre- 
sumed to show a total of more than 
iRlfi.OOOnoO paid annually to less 
than 230 employees in the eight 
major producing companies. Such 
statements do not include the sal- 
aries, payments, or bonuses receiv- 
ed by approximately 500 officials, 
executives, directors and others" 
states the report. 

"The inflated values which pro- 
ducers have placed upon a limited 
number of executives and artists 
have created a vicious circle of 
bidding for their services. The 
creatures of the system have turned 
to plague their masters. 

"The industry has made no ma- 
terial progress in setting the pro- 
duction side of its house in order" 
states Mr. Rosenblatt, although 
"most of the producers have made 
decided efforts to correct the abuses 
resulting from excessive production 
costs", "acting individually and 
without the aid of any centralized 

machinery their efforts have been 
ineffective", he concludes. 

Production Costs a Problem 

"Rationalization of production 
costs remains the essence of the 
problems in the financial rehabilita- 
tion of the production division of 
the industry", it is stated. 

"No salary is too high or ex- 
cessive if the picture meets with un- 
usual public favor as a result of 
unique direction or artistry." 

One interesting fact gleaned from 
the exhaustive survey comprising 
77 separate organizations within the 
industry was that there is a tend- 
ency of an increased ratio of com- 
pensation in producing and pro- 
lucer-distributing companies in 
proportion to increased gross re- 
ceipts and that the general tendency 
n the industry in producing-distrib- 
'ting companies is for a greater 
hare of salary costs out of gross 
•eceipts than is customary in other 
"orms of enterprise, where the ratio 
if salary costs to receipts generally 
•anges around 25 per cent. 

Corporate Difficulties 

Detailing some of the problems 
of the industry at the present time 
the receivership records are recited 
as well as the huge shrinkage of 
the public's equity in the common 
stock of the five major companies 
from $960,000,000 in 1930 to $140,- 
000.000 at the present time. 

"Inflated capital structures require 
drastic corrective measures," states 
the report. "Increased activity of 
stockholders in the operations of 
their companies may result in an 
incentive to sounder and better judg- 
ment and such activity has been and 
should be welcomed" the report 
states. "However, no convincing 
evidence exists to indicate that 
basic production costs have been 
greatly reduced," it avers. 

Salaries Cited Anonymously 

Examples of the fallacy of esti- 
mating annual earnings from week- 
ly wage rates are found all through 
the report which refers to individu- 
als only by number. Actor number 
98 received $25,000 a week during 
1933 but his annual earnings totaled 
only $76,666.66. In other words, he 
was employed for approximately 3 


Washington Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Washington— Sol A. Rosenblatt, 
division administrator, leaves Mon- 
day for the coast on a two-week 

weeks during the year while a full 
years employment would have 
amounted to $1,300,000. 

During 1933 compensation to all 
individuals represented 41.3 per cent 
of the gross receipts of producing- 
distributing companies, the average 
in other industries is 25 per cent. 
Actors and actresses ranked first 
not including extras, representing 
8.6 per cent of the gross receipts; 
clerical and office employees 8.4 per 
cent; studio mechanics 4.6 per cent;; 
supervisors 4.4 of the gross receipts 

In producing companies during ; 
1933 total compensation to all in- 
dividuals accounted for 52.8 per cent 
with actors and actresses holding 
first place with 10.8; executives in! 
second place with 7.2, 

Standard Cost System 

The apparent absence of a stand- 
ard cost account formula in the in- 
dustry is noted as a result of the 
study, whereas industries of the mo- 
tion picture industry usually do em- 
ploy a standard formula the report 

An unnamed actor or actress re- 
ceived the highest total compensa- 
tion from the industry in 1933, re- 
ceiving $315,000. 3,176 entries were 
made on the report, they being all I 
over $150 per week. Second, third,, 
and fourth were likewise actors or 
artists. The fifth was an undis- 
closed executive who received a total I 
of $273,596.29 including salary 
bonus, etc. 

A general manager ranked sixth 
with $272,621.29 and a vice presi- 
dent ninth with $211,538.44. A pro- 
ducer ranked eleventh and a counsel 
eighteenth with a 1933 salary of 
$179,599.79. The highest paid di- 
rector ranked 28th with a salary of 
$150,000. Other classifications were 
further down in the long list of 
undisclosed persons. 




Five Norwegian films were released 
last year. 


Friday, July 20, 1934 



(Continued from Page 1) 

it is expected that the court will ac- 
cept the final draft of the bid, 
which is said to have been reduced 
to $4,000,000 with the elimination 
of several "conditions" objectionable 
to the bondholder groups. 

Postpone "Unforbidden Sin" 
Because of the clean film agita- 
tion, Famous Authors Corp. will 
probably delay production of its 
first 1934-35 release, ^'The Unfor- 
bidden Sin," by Roy Vickers, which 
had been slated to go in work next 
week on the coast, it was said yes- 
terday by Jacques Kopfstein, presi- 
dent. Beth Brown's "Jazz Boat," for 
which no adaptation has yet been 
made, will be substituted, Kopfstein 

Imperial Finishes First 
Imperial Distributing Corp. has 
completed "Broadway Virgin," first 
of six features that will be based on 
published books. "Broadway Virgin," 
taken from the Lois Bull novel of 
the same name, was produced by 
Clifford Sanforth and directed by 
Louis D. Collins with a cast includ- 
ing Dorothy Grainger, William 
Bakewell, Betty Compson, Kenneth 
Thompson, George Meeker and 
Dorothy Burgess. Release will be 
on Sept. 15. 

Herman Gluckman on Job 

Herman Gluckman, president of 
Majestic Pictures, is taking active 
charge of the company's affairs dur- 
ing the absence of E. H. Goldstein, 
executive vice-president, who has de- 
parted on a tour of the company's 
midwest and southern exchanges. 
Goldstein will return Aug. 1. 

Feature and Five Cartoons 

Fort Worth — Instead of the usual 
double-feature program, the Tivoli, 
second-run neighborhood house, this 
week offered "Wonder Bar" and five 
cartoons, "Three Little Pigs," "King 
Neptune," "Mickey's Nightmare," 
"Trader Mickey," and "Buddy of the 

New Missouri House Opens in Aug 

Bethany, Mo. — New 600-seat the- 
ater being built here by Lester M. 
Robinson is scheduled to open the 
latter part of August. It will have 
Photophone High Fidelity sound. 

George Baker a Benedict 

Kansas City — After keeping it a 
secret for five months, George Bak- 
er, manager of the Newman, finally 
admitted he was married February 



• • • THAT DEFENSE of the motion picture made by 

Jack Cohn in the July 8 Sunday issue of the "Herald Tribune" 

should win him a medal or somethin' from the rest of 

the film moguls Jack at least refused to take it lying 

down and proceeded to punch a lot of holes in some of 

the specious arguments and assertions of the church crusaders 

against the "terribly evil movies" the "Literary Digest" 

will make a summary of it and letters are pouring in from 

all parts of the country commending his stand letters writ- 
ten by all types of people and strange as it may seem 

not one has written attempting to refute his statements 

for the simple reason that Mister Cohn stated facts that 

cannot be refuted 

• • • HE NAILS the entire situation and shows up the 

fallacy of the crusading critics' position by asking "What 

type of story could be obtained which would win the unanimous 
approval of all of the various groups demanding good pictures?" 

that's the whole story in the proverbial nutshell 

they would never be able to agree AMONG THEMSELVES . 
so what chance has the film industry of ever pleasing them? 

so let the church crusaders mull that one over and 

TRY to answer it logically ha 

T T T 

• • • THE AD boys in the film biz should take a flash 
at that advertising booklet prepared for Alexander Smith Car- 
pet they have taken our Showman Language and 

made a romance out of the Carpet as the Big Hero all in- 
spired by the series of their ads run in FILM DAILY 

exhibs should write for a copy it's a gem called 

"Down the Aisle" the Great Floor Show the carpet 

hero gets laid in the aisle 

▼ T T 

• • • REPUBLISHED by special request of a film 

mug who failed to follow the Success Formula as here 

outlined he got his paws on the Sugar but failed to 

sock it away so he suggests republication might help some 

other film saps the following appeared in the kolyum of 

May 29, 1932 

T T V 

• • • WE ALL live for it ..spend our years fighting. 

dreaming, scheming, stewing, chiseling to attain it 

some achieve it on sheer merit a lot of mugs in this film 

biz cop it only because they are Expert Politicians other 

land with sheer Dumb Luck most of us miss it by a mile 

and always will but that doesn't keep us from still 

trying to win SUCCESS 

• • • AW, SUCCESS! a Magic Creation of Silvei 

and Gold woven of star dust shot through with the 

rainbow's hues that brings you Power Prestige. . . . 

Pelf . . . you're a Great Guy until some day your com- 
pany holds a board meeting and you slide out on your ear 

presto! you have become a Nobody but what 

do you care if you were smart and socked away the 

Sugar for Success is the bunk but Sugar is the bank 
on which you can draw all the Sweetening that makes life Worth 
While that's why we personally want to stay a Nobody 
WITH Sugar now will you please tell us per- 
sonally how to get the Sugar? and we're asking you! 

(wotta sense of humor that guy has!) 

• • • APPOINTMENT announced of Louis S. Lifton as 

director of advertising and publicity for Liberty Pictures 

Lou was recently assistant to Gordon White at Educational 


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features were signed by exhibitors 
before we announced our trailer 
service. A great percentage of these 
operators have since subscribed for 
our trailers, so, since they bought 
our product before our trailer an- 
nouncement, it stands to reason that 
'stampeding methods' were not used. 
To date we have received 2,763 con- 
tracts from independent operators 
for M-G-M trailers and we will re- 
ceive thousands more when we go 
further into the field and sign up 
circuits and groups. 

"We admit having received scores 
of letters from exhibitors protesting 
our entering the trailer field with 
trailers on our own pictures. These 
protests, in the majority, are from 
exhibitors to whom we have not sold 
our product and, strange as it may 
seem, many letters are similar in 
content, word for word. 

"Protests are being made before 
the exhibitor has been approached 
by our representative. The resolu- 
tion adopted by the Kansas-Missouri 
Theater Association has not as yet 
reached me by telegram as stated 
in the resolution. However, it is 
typical of some exhibitors who 
merely hear one side of a question 
and fail to weigh the merits of the 
other faction. 

"Here are the facts regarding our 
trailers. Under the present trailer 
system, all pictures are 'stupendous', 
'colossal,' 'outstanding' and 'marvel- 
ous'. As a matter of fact, all pic- 
tures are not good, and it is unjust 
and dangerous to continually ex- 
ploit on the screens of the country 
poor pictures as being exceptional 
entertainment. We do not intend to 
have an exhibitor run a trailer say- 
in? that a picture is bad, but we 
will not say it is 'stupendous' unless 
we feel the film itself can live up 
to its advance screen advertising. 
Under the present system, material 
for the making of trailers is dropped 
into the trailer company's lap at 
the last minute. Our trailers will 
be in the making from the very 
start of production on the feature 
They will be made by a competent 
director and acted especially for the 
trailer. Each trailer will cost sev- 
eral thousand dollars. We have mil- 
lions invested in our productions. Is 
there any tenable reason why M-G- 
M should not be as much concerned 
about good trailers as about good 
posters?" Why should M-G-M spend 
fortunes on a program of pictures 
and then abandon to others the re- 
sponsibility of deciding what the ad- 
vertising values of the product are?" 

Fort Worth Committee Named 

Fort Worth— Rev. W. R. White 
pastor of Broadway Baptist Church 
has named a committee of 10 to 
work with other religious groups in 
the drive for cleaner motion pic- 




Friday, July 20, 1934 

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TELL US.... 
UP WITH . . . 



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with Stuart Erwin, Rochelle Hudson, Pert 

Kelton, Skeets Gallagher 
RKO Radio 75 mins. 


This Lou Brock production is one of the 
best all-round good jobs in screen comedies 
to come along in some time. Provided it 
is not found necessary to bow to the ex- 
treme bluenoses and suppress some of the 
snappy but really inoffensive wisecracks 
with which the action is peppered, the 
picture is headed to bring heaps of joy 
to the movie fans of the land. Story is 
about a sap, Stuart Erwin, who hits on a 
new angle to the marriage bureau game 
and actually conducts it on a sincere sen- 
timental basis. The idea is cutely worked 
out, with Stuart seeking the best pos- 
sible girl for a rich client and finally dis- 
covering her in his own office assistant, 
Rochelle Hudson, who is stuck on Stuart 
himself though he's been too busy to give 
a thought to his own romance. Various 
incidental complications add to the pic- 
ture's values. In addition to Erwin's fine 
performance, there is comedy work by 
Pert Kelton, who tries to hook somebody 
with dough, and the sweet performance of 
Rochelle Hudson as the girl whom Stuart 
finally gets for himself. 

Cast: Stuart Erwin, Rochelle Hudson, 
Pert Keltcn, Skeets Gallagher, Berton 
Churchill, Grady Sutton, Clarence H. Wil- 
son, William Augustin, Hazel Forbes. 

Director, George Stevens; Authors, Ed- 
ward and Victor Halperin; Screen Play, 
Glenn Trycn; Cameraman, David Abel; 
Recording Engineer, Clem Pcrtman; Edi- 
tor, James B. Morley. 

Direction, Punch Photography, Fine 

Warner Baxter in 


with Madge Evans and Marjorie Rambeau 
Fox 78 mins. 


Rather actionless and over-talky, appre- 
ciation for this nevertheless absorbing 
drama will be found chiefly among the 
more discriminating adults. Warner Bax- 
ter, a doctor who has discovered a valu- 
able t.ew serum but who gets a bad deal 
on account of three patients dying through 
no fault of his own, is bundled off on 
an ocean trip. He is broken in spirit and 
contemplates ending it all, but takes new 
interest upon finding a kindred spirit in 
Madge Evans, who is en route to rejoin 
her husband in the Canary Islands. Love 
develops, and, arriving at the islands just 
after a plague has broken out, Baxter not 
only saves Madge when she is stricken 
but also proves the genuineness of his 
serum by wiping out the epidemic. Then, 
being an honorable man, he takes his leave, 
and upon arriving back home he finds a 
cable from Madge saying she has explained 
all to her husband and is coming to join 
Baxter. It's a Jesse L. Lasky production. 

Cast: Warner Baxter, Madge Evans, Mar- 
icrie Rambeau, Zita Johann, Roger Imhof, 
H B. Warner, Barry Norton, Juliette Comp- 
tcn, Gilbert Emery, John Rogers, Gerald 
Rogers, Desmond Roberts, Carrie Daumery. 

Director, Irving Cummings; Author, A 
J Cronin; Screen Play, Ernest Pascal; 
Cameraman, Bert Glenncn; Recording En- 
gineer, S. C. Chapman. 

Direction, Good Photography, A-l. 

Ken Maynard in 


with Gloria Shea 
Universal 62 Mins. 


For the dyed-in-the-wool western fans, 
particularly the youngsters, this one should 
fill the bill with fair satisfaction, although 
it is pretty much a rubber-stamp affair as 
far as its type of picture goes. Plot is 
the familiar situation of the hero being 
charged with a murder of which he is 
innocent. So he has to go to work and 
clear himself, and in doing so he not only 
tracks down the real culprits but also 
finds his old father who had been lost 
for a long time and is a sick man in the 
hands of the villainous gang. Romance is 
injected, too, with Gloria Shea supplying 
the feminine heart interest. Among the 
merits of the production is the fact that 
a lot of stuff has been thrown into it, 
Ken Maynard himself being credited with 
the story, and this results in a good main- 
tenance of action throughout. 

Cast: Ken Maynard, Gloria Shea, Walter 
Miller, Harold Goodwin, William Gould, 
Bob Kortman, Jack Rockwell, Etta McDan- 
lels, Martin Turner, Ed Coxen, Slim 

Director, Alan James; Author, Ken May- 
nard; Screen Play, Nate Gatzert; Cam- 
eraman, Ted McCord; Recording Engineer, 

Carl Crane; Editor, Charles Harris. 

Direction, Action Photography, Good. 

Virginia Exhibitors 

Complete New Unit 

(Continued from Pane 1) 

the code authority in Washington, 
Carton Barron of the Loew Circuit, 
and various city officials were among 
those attending. 

Officers of the new organization 
were elected as follows: Morton G. 
Thalhimer, president; Elmer H. 
Brient, secretary; Sam Bendheim, 
Jr., treasurer; Hunter Perry, Wil- 
liam S. Wilder, I. Weinberg, Rich- 
ard C. Overby, Sidney Gates and 
Ben Pitts, Fredericksburg, vice- 
presidents. Members of the board 
of directors are: W. Harmon Reed, 
Frederick W. Twyman, Hunter 
Perry, A. Frank O'Brien, Elmer H. 
Brient, Charles A. Somma, Walter 
J. Coulter, Sam Bendheim, Jr., Ber- 
nard Depkin, Elmore Hines, Mrs. A. 
E. Lichtman, Bertha Gordon, J. S. 
Falls, Norman Ruben, R. E. Levine, 
R. C. Overy. J. E. Loth, I. Wein- 
berg, Otto Wells R. H. Rippard, 
William S. Wilder, J. D. Hoffman 
and Morton G. Thalhimer. 

Vote for Sunday Movies 

Wellington, Kans. — At a special 
election here this week, Sunday 
movies won by a vote of 1,239 to 

Directors of Pathe 

Approve Stock Plan 

(Continued from Page 1) 

accumulations on the present pre- 
ferred in new common. Present A 
stockholders would get two new com- 
mon shares for each sbare held, 
while B stockholders would get one- 
twentieth of a new share. Each 
share of present preferred stock 
would be entitled to one new share 
of 6 per cent preferred stock, con- 
vertible into new common, and in 
addition five shares of new common 
would be issued to wipe out the ac- 
cumulation on the present senior 
stock issue. 

2 Cases Go to Code Authority 

New York grievance board yester- 
day certified to the Code Authority 
the complaint of the Luxor Theater 
vs. Duray Realty Corp., and the 
Luxor — Bleeker Amusement Corp., 
charging disturbance of continued 

500 Exhibs Coming Here 
On Code Case Appeals 

(Continued from Page 1) 

to make it possible to dispose of 
these zoning schedules before Sept. 
1, the Code Authority will attempt 
to clear up all grievance cases and 
certifications to the Code Author- 
ity during the next two weeks. 


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pelling the attackers to be made 
to prove it. 

"For two decades this industry 
has successfully resisted the impo- 
sition of censorship in practically 
forty states in the Union. This was 
the result of the industry taking a 
firm stand on the sound proposition 
that censorship was undemocratic 
as applied to any art, and impos- 
sible of practical application because 
the tastes of the cosmopolitan pop- 
ulation of this nation could not be 
dictated by arbitrary rules and reg- 
ulations, and that the establishment 
of censorship would be an infringe- 
ment on freedom of speech and ex- 
pression," said Rogers. 

"We can not in one breath agree 
to industry censorship, and in the 
next breath claim our innocence. Ii 
this matter is handled diplomatically 
and sanely, instead of hysterically. 
j-y the industry, the problem wil. 
practically solve itself. Let us dem- 
onstrate to the public that ours i. 
a decent industry and we will have 
no difficulty. By that I do not mean 
that we must emasculate our stories 
or reduce them to the level of the 
substance contained in the Fourth 
Grade Reader, but we must not of- 
fend public taste and public decency 
by unnecessarily dragging filth and 
suggestive situations into stories 
wherein they do not belong. The 
public will take life, honestly de- 
picted, without offense, if depicted 
intelligently, but it will not accept 
perverted, insidious views that have 
been concocted within the narrow 
groove of Hollywood life, no mat- 
ter what label may be placed on 
that kind of degenerate effort." 

4 W. B. Films in Buffalo 

Buffalo — Three of the four firs 
run houses here this week are play- 
ing Warner Bros.-First National 
features. They are "Midnight Alibi" 
at the Buffalo, "The Key" at the 
Hippodrome and "As The Earth 
Turns" at the Century. 

Bellette Joins Exhib Ranks 

Fredericktown, Penna. — Alex Bel 
lette, local business man, has taken 
over the New Grand and will soon 
reopen the house with complete new 
Photophone High Fidelity sound 
equipment. Extensive remodelling 
and redecoration is now being done. 

No Fear of Boycott in Va. 

Richmond — Boycott fears do not exist 
among Virginia exhibitors, according to 
opinions voiced by various theater own- 
ers at a meeting here this week. They 
expressed the view that attacks against 
objectionable films had been overdone 
and had attracted chief attention in 
the large cities because of the publicity 
accorded them. 



Pathe News Issuing 20-Year Compilation 

A compilation of outstanding personages and events of the past 20 years, starting 
with the outbreak of the world war and including highlights up to the current San 
Francisco general strike, is being released by Pathe News. It will take the place of 
one of its regular newsreel issues. 

Construction Rises 

In Midwest Section 

Kansas City — Revival of theater 
construction is noted in various parts 
of the midwest. Kelly and Heyl 
are building a $50,000 house in 
Junction City, Kans. Lester Robin- 
son has a $45,000 structure under- 
way in Bethany, Mo. Clarence 
Schultz is building the $60,000 Kan- 
san at Lawrence, Kans., and C. W. 
Shattuck is remodeling the Midway 
at Protection, Kans. Don Davis, RCA 
Photophone representative, reports 
many new orders for High Fidelity 
sound equipment. 

Laboratory Code Group 
Confers With John Flinn 

(.Continued from Page 1) 

operate under the laboratory code. 
Flinn informed the laboratory code 
committee that he would take the 
matter up with the producers affect- 
ed and report their decision, probab- 
ly next week. 

Adjustment of the matter hinges 
on interpretation of a clause in the 
laboratory code, somewhat unclearly 
worded, but which the laboratory 
code committee maintains gives 
them jurisdiction over producer 
laboratories doing outside work. 





QEORGE BRENT will have a lead- 
ing role in "The Painted Veil," 
new Greta Garbo picture now in 
production, based on Somerset 
Maugham's novel of the same name. I 
Richard Boleslavsky is the director 
and Herbert Marshall has an out- 
standing part. Brent was borrowed 
by Metro from Warners. 

T T T 

Helen Vinson is the latest addi- 
tion to the cast which is being as- 
sembled by Columbia for its Frank 
Capra production, "Broadway Bill." 
Miss Vinson will have the second 
feminine lead. Warner Baxter and 
Myrna Loy head the cast. Mark Hel- 
linger wrote the story, while the 
adaptation was done by Robert Ris- 
kin. Others in supporting roles are 
Margaret Hamilton, Douglas Dura- 
brille, Lynn Overman, Clarence 
Muse, George Cooper, Charles Levi- 
son, Raymond Walburn, Alice Lake. 
Elinor Fair, Ward Bond, Samuel S. 
Hinds and Harry Todd. 

T T T 

Henry O'Neill replaces Russell 
Hicks, who is busy in "Gentlemen 
Are Born," in the cast of Warner's 
"Big Hearted Herbert." Others in 
the cast include Aline MacMahon, 
Guy Kibbee, Patricia Ellis and Phil- 
lip Reed. 

▼ ▼ T 

Hal Rosson, one of Hollywood's 
ace cameramen, sails from New York 
today for England, where he will 
shortly start work on "The Scarlet 
Pimpernel," the London Films pro- 
duction to be released through 
United Artists. 

T T T 

Joan Crawford will be starred in 
M-G-M's "Salute! There Goes Ro- 
mance," new Ursula Parrott short 
story published in the August issue 
of "McCalPs Magazine." This will 
be a David O. Selznick production, 
with Victor Fleming the director. 
The adaptation of the story will be 

prepared by Arthur Kober and H. 
W. Hanneman. Miss Crawford's 
newest vehicle is "Chained," in 
which she is co-starred with Clark 

T T T 

John Beal, New York stage play- 
er, who was the juvenile lead in the 
Broadway play success, "She Loves 
Me Not," has completed his motion 
picture role in the RKO's "Hat, 
Coat and Glove." Beal was in New 
York last week and made a hurried 
return trip to the coast by plane, 
to await his next RKO assignment, 
probably opposite Katharine Hep- 
burn in the adaptation of the James 
M. Barrie classic, "Little Minister." 

T T T 

John Cromwell, who recently di- 
rected Ann Harding in "The Foun- 
tain" for RKO Radio Pictures, plans 
to visit the locale of the picture 
after it has been cut — while on his 
European vacation. 

"The Orphans' Benefit," newest 
of the Mickey Mouse films, has gone 
into production at the Walt Disney 
studios. Donald Duck waddles over 
from the Silly Symphonies to par- 
ticipate in this Mickey Mouse pro- 
duction, thereby establishing a new 
"loan" arrangement at the Disney 
studios and a new interchange of 

T T T 

New contracts have been awarded 
by Paramount to Sir Guy Standing 
and Phyllis Loughton, dramatic 

A former Broadway leading wo- 
man, Frances Morris, who embarked 
on a theatrical career twelve years 
ago in Holyoke, Mass., with Ralph 
Murphy, now a motion picture direc- 
tor, is cast in Paramount's "You Be- 
long to Me," featuring Lee Tracy 
Helen Mack, Helen Morgan and 
David Holt. 





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RKO Circuit Adding to Its Metropolitan String 


Steffes Says Cancellation Plan Invites Local Censors 

Wants Eliminations Made 

on Basis of Blacklist 

by Decency League 

Minneapolis — Contending that the 
plan of major companies to permit 
exhibitors to cancel pictures on suf- 
ficient protest by local groups will 
open the way for local censorship 
activity in all parts of the country 
President W. A. (Al) Steffes of 
Allied Theater Owners of the North- 
west has written a letter to C. C. 
Pettijohn, general counsel of the 
Hays organization, protesting 
against the cancellation plan. Steffes 

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St. Louis Problem — One Has the Houses, Another Has the Pix 

St. Louis — An unusual situation exists here as a result of the Ambassador, Missouri 
and Grand Central theaters going under Fanchon & Marco management. This gives F. 
& M. the major film outlets, while Warners, who will have no theater open here dur- 
ing the summer, have contracts for the Paramount and RKO product in addition to 
Warner-First National. Warners closed the Shubert Rialto this week and will probably 
reopen it Sept. 1, with likelihood of also acquiring the Orpheum. Meanwhile it is 
understood the pictures contracted for the Shubert will not be shown elsewhere but will 
be allowed to accumulate. 



Modern life and its social reper- 
cussions must be picturized with 
dramatic vigor to please the demands 
of a wide and varied audience, even 
though producers could show better 
taste in eliminating anything bor- 
dering on the vulgar, declares Har- 
old B. Franklin in a discussion of 
the current cleanup campaign in the 
July issue of "The Theater," house 
organ for Frankwyn Productions. 

"While not all the social phases 
of life are pleasant, it would seem 
hardly fair for the cinema drama- 

(Continued on Page 4) 

Paramount Publix Forms 
2 Detroit Subsidiaries 

Detroit — Two new subsidiaries 
have been incorporated here by Par- 
amount Publix, the Lake Theatei 
Corp. and the Detroit Theater Corp. 
No further plans for the new sub- 
sidiaries have been stated. 

Wet Coast Bureau of THE FU.M DAILY 

Hollywood — Cardinal Dougherty 
of Philadelphia was called "un- 
American" in his attitude toward 
the movies by Harry M. Warner at 
a luncheon given yesterday for 
Postmaster-General James A. Far- 
ley. The attack prompted by the 
recent action of the Cardinal in or- 
dering a boycott on movies, echoed 
through Hollywood and created a 
good deal of comment. Farley, 

(Continued on Page 3) 

"Bohemian Girl" Slated 
As Hal Roach Feature 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAIL1 

Hollywood — Hal Roach will film 
"The Bohemian Girl" as one of his 
four features for next season. Two 
of the pictures will be Laurel and 
Hardy vehicles and two specials. 


Plan of the Screen Actors' Guild 
to produce 13 radio plays of 25 min- 
utes' duration, using screen per- 
sonalities in the casts, and sell the 
programs to a national sponsor, 
with proceeds going to the Screen 
Writers' Guild and the Screen Ac- 
tors' Guild, drew a protest yester- 
day from the M.P.T.O.A. In a state- 
ment from national headquarters, 
the exhibitor association contends 

(Continued on Page 4) 

'Bank Night' Found Okay 
By St. Louis Code Board 

St. Louis — Bank Nights and sim-: 
ilar merchandise distribution plans 
do not violate the code if it is not. 
necessary to buy a ticket or be pres- 
ent in the theater when prizes are 
distributed, the local grievance 
board has ruled in rehearing the 

(Continued on Page 3) 

More Houses Being Added 
By RKO in Metropolitan Area 

Re-Issuing "Cimarron" 

"Cimarron," one of the leading films 
of 1931-32, will be reissued by RKO, it 
is announced by Jules Levy, general sales 

Handling Warner Product 
In West Indies, Guianas 

Warner-First National features 
and Vitaphone shoi-ts will be dis- 
tributed in the West Indies and 
Guianas of South America by L. M. 
Epstein of The Film Exchange, 
Ltd., with exchanges in Port-of- 
Spain and New York. Epstein also 
will handle a line of independent 

Definite assurance that RKO will 
acquire several theaters in the 
Metropolitan area within the next 
few weeks, and also construct new 
theaters on a number of plots 
owned by the company by 1936, was 
given Film Daily yesterday by an 
RKO theater official. Two houses 
have been acquired during the past 
week. They are the Apollo and Hol- 

(Continued on Page i) 

Noteholders to Get More 
in New Bid for Metro- 
politan Playhouses 

Bondholders of Fox Metropolitan 
Playhouses will receive 46 per cent 
of their original investment under 
the latest bid arranged by Loew- 
Warner and the bondholders' com- 
mittee, The Film Daily learned 
yesterday following a hearing be- 
fore Federal Judge Mack. The new 
bid, which was not made public, will 
be for the bonds, and following its 
presentation to the court on Aug. 6 
all bondholders will be given 15 days 

(Continued on Page 4) 

390 MILLION IN '33 

Gross receipts from all produc- 
tion, distribution and exhibition in 
1933 were $390,967,556, compared 
with $444,646,442 in 1932 and 
$543,190,309 in 1931, according to 
the report submitted to the White 

(Continued on Page 3) 

Releases to November 9 
Set by United Artists 

Release schedule of United Artists 
to Nov. 9, embracing nine produc- 
tions, was announced yesterday by 
Al Lichtman as follows: "Our Daily 
Bread," Aug. 10; "Affairs of Cel- 
lini," Aug. 24; "Count of Monte 
Cristo," Sept. 7; "We Live Again," 

(Continued on Page 4) 

Anyway, Shirley Gets Paid 

Culled from the columns of Friday's 
New York papers: 

"Shirley Temple wilt get $1,000 ; 
week." — "Daily News." 

"Shirley Temple Wins $1,250 pay."— 

"Shirley Temple wins . . . Fox is 
reported to have met their demand for 
$2,500 a week."— "M. P. Daily." 

Official statement from Fox stated 
merely that "complete contractual ac- 
cord" had been reached. 




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Cleric Joins Speakers 
For Freedom of Screen 

With the alignment of a member 
of the ministry in support of its 
campaign on behalf of the layman 
in the present church campaign 
against the screen, the Association 
for the Preservation of the Free- 
dom of Screen and Stage, Inc., an- 
nounces that one of its principal 
speakers at the mass meeting to be 
held at the Hotel New Yorker on 
Monday evening will be Rabbi Har- 
ry G. Borwick of Williamsport, Pa. 
Rabbi Borwick has expressed his 
sympathy with the protest of the 
association "against the regimenta- 
tion of films by church groups", and 
sees in the inter-faith movement, 
"not alone the dangers to liberal 
thought inherent in their attack, 
but also, the too specious interpre- 
tation of their own moral doctrines." 
Rabbi Borwick is making a special 
trip to New York to be present and 
speak at this meeting. 

Other principal speakers will be 
Dr. Charles Francis Potter of the 
First Humanist Society and Mrs. 
Mary Ann de Zevallos, executive 
secretary of the American Society 
for Visual Education. I. Robert 
Broder, founder of the association, 
will preside. Other well known fig- 
ures in civic life and the amuse- 
ment world are expected to attend. 

The meeting will be open to the 
public, without charge, and gets 
under way at 8:15 P. M. 

Preparing Play for Frankwyn 

Frederick Hazlitt Brennan. author 
of the "Liberty Magazine" story 
"Battleship Gertie." recently ac- 
auired for stae:e and screen bv Arch 
Selwyn and Harold B. Franklin, is 
now preparing the dramatization on 
the coast. 

"Three Sisters," musical romance 
by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammer- 
stein II, also has been acsuired by 
Frankwyn Productions. It was orisr- 
inally staged London last April. 
Frankwyn will film it. 

Philly Unit Dedicating Quarters 

Philadelphia — Formal dedication 
of the new home of the Independent 
Exhibitors' Protective Ass'n. at 
1313 Vine St., will be held on Tues- 
day from 10 A. M. to 3 P. M. 

G. T. Stanton Elected Treasurer 

G. Taylor Stanton, superintendent 
of the acoustic consulting depart- 
ment of Electrical Research Prod- 
ucts has been elected treasurer of 
the Acoustical Society of America. 

Miss Adrienne Opens 

Miss Adrienne, psychic marvel, 
opens her personal appearance tour 
of picture houses today at Warner's 
Ritz theater, Elizabeth, N. J. 

Girl for Nicholas Mascoli 

New Haven — Nicholas Mascoli 
who operates the Carroll and Al- 
hambra in Waterbury and the Com- 
munity in Oakville, is the father ol 
an eight-pound gir.l Mascoli also 
has two boys. 

New York Jews Organize 
In Clean Film Campaign 

Organization of the Jews of New 
York City in support of the clean 
film fight was unanimously agreed 
upon yesterday at a meeting of the 
Committee on Social Ethics of the 
New York Board of Ministers, it 
was stated by Dr. Sydney E. Gold- 
stein, chairman of the committee. 
The work of organization will start 
immediately through the synagog- 
ues, men's clubs and women's organi- 
zations and will reach its climax dur- 
ing the High Holy days which oc- 
cur in September, Dr. Goldstein 

Three Appeals Heard 

R. H. Cochran, chairman, with 
Harry Buxbaum and O. C. Lam as 
members of the Code Authority ap- 
peals committee yesterday heard 
three appeals from decisions of lo- 
cal boards. The cases were, Dallas 
grievance board, Robert Z. Glass, 
Beaumont, Tex., against Jefferson 
Amusement Co., Beaumont, over- 
buying; Chicago Clearance and Zon- 
ing board, Westmount Theater, 
Westmont, 111., against Tivoli The- 
ater, Downers Grove, 111.; Omaha 
grievance board Rialto and Loop 
theaters, Sioux City, Iowa against 
Orpheum, Sioux City, reduced ad- 

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E. J. SPARKS and FRANK ROGERS are in j 
New York buying next year's product. 

T. KEITH GLENNON, vice-president of 

Eastern Service Studios, Inc , returns to the 

coast after a three-week business trip in the 

LILY MESSINGER, RKO screen test director, 
sails today on the Paris for the other side. 

MEYER DAVIS will sail on the Monarch of 
Bermuda today for Bermuda. 

passengers on the Rex, sailing today for the 

MRS. MAX MILDER sails today on the 
Leviathan for England. 

LOUIS FRIEDLANDER, who is to direct Uni- 
versale "Tailspin Tommy", arrives in New 
York tomorrow by plane and will interview 
student pilots at Roosevelt Aviation School on 
Monday to select possible candidates for roles 
in the film. 

Cresson Smith to Tour South 

Cresson Smith, western and south- )| 
ern sales manager for RKO Dis- 
tributing Corp., leaves July 30 for 
Atlanta to begin an inspection tour 
of the southern exchanges under his 
jurisdiction. Among the exchanges 
where he will stop over are Charlotte. 
Jacksonville, Memphis, New Orleans, 
Oklahoma City. 

NATIONAL High Intensify 
A.C. Projector Carbons now 
give the smaller theatres the box 
office appeal of brilliant, Snoiv 
White screen illumination. 

Direct Current High Intensity 
arcs in the large theatres have 
demonstrated the drawing 
power of snow white Projection 



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Here is a bright and gay romance of in- 
ternational crooks that is done with a light 
touch that carries a fund of smiles and 
laughs with the clever situations and dia- 
logue. The production is bright, brittle 
and smart. Paul Cavanagh and Gertrude 
Michael are the two international crooks 
who stage a battle of wits and wind up 
helping each other on the same deal, as 
well as falling in love with each other. 
The plot involves the clever theft of a 
valuable necklace by Gertrude Michael as 
Sophie Lang. The police inspector is right 
after her, and so is Paul Cavanagh, who 
has a great desire to meet his clever femme 
rival. The action weaves in and out of 
a series of suspenseful situations, that keep 
building toward a denouement where the 
two clever young people finally get away 
on a steamer after the police recover the 
stolen jewel. The two principals are a 
polished, fascinating team, and they de- 
liver an hour of entertainment that will 
satisfy the most critical as well as please 
the mob. Leon Errol has a clever comedy 
role that keeps the laughs coming. 

Cast: Gertrude Michael, Paul Cavanagh, 
Arthur Byron, Alison Skipworth, Leon Errol, 
Ben Taggart, Norman Ainsley, Arthur Hcyt, 
Edward McWade, Madame Jacoby, Fer- 
dinand Gottschalk, Del Henderson, Stanhope 
Wheatcroft, William Jeffries, Jack Mulhall, 
Perry Ivans, Alphonse Martel, Lucio Vil- 
legas, Adrian Rosley. 

Director, Ralph Murphy; Author, Freder- 
ick Irving Anderson; Screen play, Anthony 
Veiller; Cameraman, Al Gilks. 

Direction, Very Good Photography, Ex- 


"Betty Boop's Life Guard" 

Paramount 7 mins. 


A Max Fleischer cartoon with 
Betty Boop and her life guard beau 
in a romantic drama as the latter 
rescues Betty from drowning at the 
beach. Betty faints as he swims 
ashore with her and dreams that 
she is a mermaid. Her adventures 
underseas form the major part of 
a very clever cartoon that is artis- 
tically and technically well handled. 

"A Penny a Peep" 
Vitaphone 9 mins. 

Amusing Old Clips 
Of chief interest in this Pepper 
Pot reel are clips from Mary Pick- 
ford's early silent films, as well as 
scenes of Annette Kellerman, the 
famous diving beauty and health 
exponent, in an exhibition. Gener- 
ally amusing. 

"Screen Snapshots" 
Columbia 8 mins. 

This presentation of Hollywood 
screen personalities is pleasing fare, 
especially so because Ben Lyon is 

• • • THE AMPA organizashe is already looking ahead 

to the Fall opening Thursday, Sept. 20 this 

luncheon will be known as the Ampa Revels . ... with all home 
town talent. . meaning that the pressageys will be the Tal- 
ent so if any of you AMPA mugs think you can qualify 

as entertainers here's your chance start to work up 

on your act you have lots of time till the end of September. 

▼ ▼ T 

• • • THAT WAS a rather neat suggestion from A. P. 

Waxman as published in yesterday's FILM DAILY 

to make the newspapers of the nation the final arbiter in the 

present Film Crusade if the industry is willing to leave 

the problem in the hands of the newspaper publishers and 

editors for final adjudication there seems no good reason 

for the reform elements to demur for the press is in a 

position where it must render a fair decision and there is 

no doubt that it would well at least it looks as if 

some minds in the film biz were starting to offer intelligent 
solutions of the messy proposition 

T T T 

• • • IN PREPARATION by Tom Terriss is a timely 
script "The Curse of King Tut" an authentic ac- 
count of the sensational discovery of King Tutankhamen's tomb 
and the mysterious deaths of many of the participants that have 
followed this is the type of material the screen needs right 
now. . ... .to bridge over the period of agitation for clean films 

the dramatization of this tale that was front page news 

for weeks carries all the elements of pop appeal. . yet avoids 
any sexy angles that could possibly arouse opposition 

Paramount Theater 

Adopting Run Policy 

An extended run policy will be 
adopted by the New York Para- 
mount Theater with the opening of 
"Cleopatra" in mid-August. In- 
stead of the regular Friday change, 
each picture will be held at long as 
business warrants. With this move, 
the company discontinues two-a-day 
showings of its big pictures. "Scar- 
let Empress" also goes into the 

Michigan Co-op Expands 

Detroit — Larger quarters have 
been taken by Cooperative Theaters 
of Michigan in the Fox Theater 
Bldg. Enlargement of membership 
and taking over complete booking 
department necessitated more space 

Two Imperial Shorts Finished 

First two subjects of the 13 Spicy 
Silhouettes being produced by Frank 
Church for Imperial Distributing 
Corp. have been completed. Titles 
are "Nero" and "Napoleon's Water- 

given charge of introducing to the 
audience the luminaries as they ar- 
rive and register their names at the 
entrance to a ballroom. There are 
intermittent shots of the groups of 
stars as they arrive and the setting 
in the ballroom. Brings a few 
laughs via Joe E. Brown, Jimmy 
Cagney and others. Ben Lyon is 
seen in the closing shots gracefully 
signing off. 

Industry Grossed 

390 Million in '33 

(Continued from Pane 1) 

House this week by Division Ad- 
ministrator Sol R. Rosenblatt. Gross 
of exhibiting companies last year 
was $171,869,680, while producers 
and distributors took in $219,097,- 

Total assets of the industry in 
1933 amounted to $667,875,161, 
compared with $762,115,547 in 1932 
and $938,158,321 in 1931, the report 
sets forth. Payrolls for the whole 
industry were $135,113,135 last 
year, against $153,093,481 in 1932 
and $175,302,105 in 1931. 

The report also says the industry 
had a net loss of $19,589,393 last 
year, compared with loss of $41,- 
364,149 in 1932 and a profit of 
$21,459,058 in 1931. 

H. M. Warner Attacks 

Cardinal Dougherty 

{Continued -from Paqc 1) 

himself a prominent Catholic lay- 
man, mentioned the situation only 
in an indirect way. 

"When the Cardinal says it is a 
sin to go to the theater," said War- 
ner, "this is very un-American, be- 
cause it is confiscation of a great in- 
dustry and of the livelihood of 
thousands upon thousands of peo- 

Poland Boosting Output 

Warsaw — Polish producers plan 22 
features this year, against 11 last 
year. There are 600 cinemas in the 
country, including 425 wired. 


Winston-Salem, N. C— The Co- 
lonial, a Wilby & Kincey house of 
800 seats managed by A. W. Barber, 
has installed a new RCA Victor 
High Fidelity sound system. 

Olneyville, R. I.— With the clos- 
ing of the Royal, E. M. Loew has 
advanced the Olympia from a sec- 
ond-run house to a first-run. 

Boston — Louis Stern has joined 
Century Film sales staff. 

Boston — Robert Manley, formerly 
chief-of-service at Loew's State, has 
been appointed assistant manager 
following transfer of Frank Henson 
to manage Poli's Bijou in New Hav- 

Fairhaven, Mass. — The American 

is dark. 

North Adams, Mass. — Albert F. 
Winstrom has been appointed man- 
ager of Loew's Richmond. 

RKO Adding Theaters 

In Metropolitan Area 

(Continued from Page 1) 

lywood on Avenue A, formerly op- 
erated by the Manhattan Playhouse 
Circuit. According to the infor- 
mant, RKO will consider existing 
theaters before developing any new 

'Bank Night' Found Okay 
By St. Louis Code Board 

(Continued from Parte 1) 

case of Harry G. Swan, Washington 
theater, Granite City, 111., against 
Gaylord W. Jones, Rialto. It was 
brought out that various merchants 
were taking part in the plan, that, 
tickets were freely distributed, that 
lists of winners were posted and 
prizes could be obtained two and 
three days after the distribution. 

In the case of Julius A. Sanowsky, 
Princess, vs. Walter Thimmig, Mc- 
Nair, charging lowered prices, 
Thimmig said he had obtained per- 
mission from the distributors to 
charge 10 cents. He was advised to 
maintain the minimum price in his 

"U" Signs Florence Reed 

Florence Reed has been signed by 
Universal to appear opposite Henry 
Hull in "Great Expectations." She 
leaves for the coast Aug. 6. M. S. 
Bentham negotiated the deal. 

Baer Set for Para. Film 
Max Baer is slated to appear in 
a picture for Paramount. Baer will 
go to the coast at the end of Au- 
gust. Story is now being written. 

New Fox Boston Quarters 

Boston — New Fox exchange now 
under construction for opening in 
November will be the largest here 
it is stated. Frontage will extend 
about 100 feet. 


Saturday, July 21, 1934 


(Continued from Page 1) 

in which to accept the bid or go 
through a reorganization. 

Two weeks' adjournment was 
granted yesterday at the request of 
attorneys for the bondholders' com- 
mittee who asked for time to "iron 
out" two minor conditions. The bid 
will be for slightly over $4,000,000. 
Following the original bid of $4,000,- 
000 by Loew-Warners it was an- 
nounced that with the $1,500,000 ir 
the bank the bondholders would re- 
alize 42 per cent. 

Oceana Coiffure Contest 
Arouses Keen Interest 

A "coiffure contest" conducted in 
Brooklyn by the Oceana theater, a 
Rugoff & Becker house managed by 
A. Lionel Greene, has proved such a 
good attendance booster that several 
other metropolitan houses are plan- 
ning to duplicate the stunt. Thirty 
beauty parlors each entered three 
models upon paying a $10 entry fee 
which helped defray the cost of film- 
ing the girls. The entrants were 
filmed after the show at the rate 
of 30 a night, each model being seat- 
ed on revolving stool and identified 
by a number tag in the background, 
and posing for about 20 feet of film 
Pictures then were shown on the 
screen of the Oceana at the rate of 
30 models a week, with patrons vot- 
ing by means of a blalot card. Semi- 
finals then appeared in person to be 
judged by a committee including 
Antoinette Donnelly of the "Daily 
News," and grand prizes, totaling 
$1,000 in value, will be awared next 
Thursday evening. 

Greene says dozens of theater 
managers had called up for infor- 
mation on request of beauty shops 
who are keen to enter similar con- 

Heads Chicago Actors' Branch 

Bert Clinton will head the Chi- 
cago branch office of the American 
Federation of Actors, vaudeville ac- 
tors' union. Ralph Whitehead, ex- 
ecutive secretary of the AFA, now 
in Chicago, will establish a branch 
office in Cleveland and address two 
mass meetings of actors in Milwau- 
kee and Chicago before returning 
to New York. 

Donat to Make Another for Reliance 

Robert Donat, English actor who 
sailed for home yesterday after ap- 
pearing in Reliance's "Count of 
Monte Cristo," is expected to return 
shortly for another role under the 
Reliance banner, releasing through 
United Artists. 





]y[ADGE BELLAMY has returned 
to the Fox studios under a 
long term contract and will appear 
in "Charlie Chan in London." Miss 
Bellamy was a Fox star in the silent 

Publix, RKO. Fox and other cir- 
cuits have booked "Young Eagles." 
the officially approved Boy Scout se- 
rial. Clergymen, women's clubs and 
other organizations are recommend- 
ing the picture. The Paramount. Los 
Angeles which has not played se- 
rials in several years, is now show- 
ing the picture. 

T T T 

Earl Foxe, head of a western mil- 
itary academy, has been assigned a 
role as a cavalry officer in Fox 
Film's nicturization of the life of 
Franz Schubert, tentativelv called 
"Serenade." starring "Pat" Pater- 
son and Nils Asther. 

▼ r ▼ 

John W. Boyle, who produced 
"Sweden, Land of the Vikiners," is 
all smiles these days. His picture 
and "Th« House of Rothschild" and 
"David Harum" were the only ones 
out of 130 that were endorsed bv 
the "Parents' Magazine" as suitable 
for all types of audiences. 

T T T 

With "Lottery Lover." the new 
"Pat" Paterson and Lew Ayres 
starring film in readiness for pro- 
duction, work was suddently broueht 
to a halt at Fox Movietone City 
when its director, Hanns Schwarz 
was stricken with appendicitis and 
immediately operated upon. Produc- 
tion will start as soon as he is ablr 
to take charge again, which should 
be the latter part of August. Others 
in the cast are Pegew Fears, Ned 
Sparks and Sterling Holloway. 

T T ▼ 

Reginald Barker's direction of 
"The Moonstone" for Monogram has 
won him a second assignment, to 
handle the megaDhone on "The 
Healer." Tristram Tupper's adapta- 
tion of the novel by Robert Herrick. 
Ben Verschleiser is supervising. 

HOLLYWOOD ' Abe Meyer is knee-deep in shengs, 
patalas, gambos, yueh-chins, fuehs 
and yakahachis. To the uninitiated 
these are the names of various 
Oriental instruments which are be- 
ing utilized in the musical setting 
to "Brides of Sulu," now being pre- 
pared by the Meyer Synchronizing 
Service. , 

John Miljan has been signed by 
Mascot for "Young and Beautiful." 
t ▼ T 

Ray Millard, British actor, has 
been added to the cast of "Charlie 
Chan in London," now in work. In 
this Fox picture Warner Oland once 
again heads an unusually large cast 
directed by Eugene Forde which in- 
cludes, beside Madge Bellamy and 
Millard, Drue Leyton, Mona Barrie, 
Walter A. Johnson, Alan Mowbray 
David Torrence, Murray Kinnell, E. 
E. Clive, George Beeraud, Paul Eng- 
land, Elsa Buchanan, John Rogers 
Douglas Welton and Perry Ivins. 

T ▼ ▼ 

Disproving the idea that romance 
in business has become a missing 
factor. Miss A. Laurie Brazee, form- 
er secretary, has been listed as the 
latest addition to the writing staff a + 
Paramount studio. Miss Brazee has 
been secretary to Director Elliott 
Nugent for several years. Her first 
writing assignment is to prepare the 
continuity for "Enter Madame," to 
go into production shortly with Nu- 
gent as director. 

T T T 

William Anthony McGuire is 
buying Irving Berlin's song, "A 
Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody," to 
be used as the sentimental and the- 
matic musical part of "The Great 
Ziegfeld," which McGuire will place 
in production Sept. 5 for Universal. 
William Powell will be ftaired. 

T T T 

Arthur Hohl and Ivan Simpson 
have been engaged by Columbia for 
"Among the Missing." Richard 
Cromwell, Henrietta Crosman and 
Billie Seward have already been as- 
signed to leading parts. Albert 
Rogell is directing. 

No Changes in Boards 

No changes in the personnel of clear- 
ance and zoning boards throughout 
the country are contemplated in prep-r- 
ation for the start on Nov. 1 of hear- 
ings on 1935-36 clearance schedules, 
it was said yesterday by John C. Flinn, 
secretary of the Code Authority. 

M.P.T.O.A. Protests 

Radio Playlet Plan 

[Continued from Page 1) 

this would further impair atten- 
dances of theaters already beset by 
boycotts, hot weather and other box- 
office depressants. The theater 
owners' organization is urging ex- 
hibitors to write or wire the Screen 
Actors' Guild, of which Eddie Can- 
tor is president, and protest against 
the move as unfair competition. 

New Italian Company 
Rome — Collosseum Film has been 
formed to produce Italian pictures 
and also import product. The con- 
cern will handle B.I.P. releases. 

Releases to November 9 
Set by United Artists 

(Continued from Pane 1) 

Sept. 2; "Queen's Affair," Sept. 28; 
"Last Gentleman,' Oct. 5; "Private 
Life of Don Juan," Oct. 19; "Trans- 
atlantic Merry-Go-Round," Nov. 2: 
"Nell Gwyn," Nov. 9. In addition 
"Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back" 
was released yesterday. 

Fraternal Orders Join Drive 

The Emergency Council of Fra- 
ternal Organizations in the U.S.A.. 
including in its membership the 
Knights of Columbus, Elks, Odd 
Fellows, Masons, B'nai Brith and 
others, has announced its support of 
the church campaign for cleaner 

(Continued from Page 1) 

tists to evade the pertinent issues of 
our many social problems," says 
Franklin. "Newspapers, and I am 
now considering only the finest in 
the field of journalism, report life 
as robustly as they find it. Litera- 
ture has always been free to paint 
the realities unabashed. But it is at 
the motion picture that the critical 
barbs are mercilessly pointed. If the 
cinema is to attain the artistic pin- 
nacle that seems to be its destiny, it 
must patiently meet the issue, elim- 
inate vulgarity and find some way 
to segregate motion pictures that 
are not intended for juvenile con- 

Says Cancellation Plan 

Invites Local Censors 

(Continued from Page 1) 

believes it would be preferable to 
allow exhibitors to pull pictures that 
are condemned by the national 
League of Decency. He adds: 

"Every city, village and hamlet in 
this territory has quite a substantial 
number of customers who are in 
sympathy with the movement in- 
stigated by the League of Decency 
who reside within the confines of the 
incorporated city or village and be- 
cause the League of Decency has 
not as yet become active in this 
territory is no reason why the the- 
ater owners must now go to these 
customers and request that they set 
themselves up as a local board to 
decide on the morality of motion 
pictures. Once this is started I am 
afraid that the industry is going to 
have its hands full." 

"Drummond" Racetrack Tieup 

Cleveland — Opening of "Bulldog 
Drummond Strikes Back" at Loew's 
State here today has been tied up 
with the Bainbridge Park racetrack, 
where a special Ronald Colman- 
Loew's State Handicap will be run 
with the winning jockey getting a 
loving cup from Ronald Colman, star 
of the U. A. release. The event re- 
ceived wide publicity in the papers. 

Detroit Bans "Hitler" 

Detroit — "Hitler's Reign of Ter- 
ror" has been definitely banned here 
by Police Commissioned Pickert and 
Superintendent Smith. 

"Wild Gold" at Mayfair 

Fox's "Wild Gold" opens Monday 
evening at the Mayfair. Cast is 
headed by John Boles, Claire Trevor 
and Harry Green. 

Enlarging Astor Theater 

Plans for combining the Astor and 
Bijou theaters into one modern house 
at a cost of $150,000 have been filed 
with the Department of Buildings. 
Walter Reade owns the Astor property 

Intimate in Character 
Internationa! in Scope 
Independent in Thought 

The Daily Newspaper 
Of Motion Pictures 
Now Sixteen Years Old 

ar^&iF DAILY 

VOL. LXVI. NO. 18 

new yccr, MCNCAr, jny 23, 1934 


Features Scheduled for 1934-35 Jump to 625 


Era of Action Pictures is Predicted by Ernst Lubitsch 

Sees Advanced and More 

Robust Art in Next 

Few Years 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — Important changes in 
the structure of film entertainment, 
an era of action pictures, with an 
advanced art and more robustious 
amusement fare resulting, will take 
place in the next few years in the 
opinion of Ernst Lubitsch, Para- 
mount director, now making "Merry 
Widow" for M-G-M. He believes 
that the current movie agitation will 
force producers into filming great 
adventures and take them out of 

(Continued on Page 4) 


Wfrf Const Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — Proposal of Division 
[Administrator Sol A. Rosenblatt, in 
Ihis report on salaries and other in- 
Idustry matters, that film workers 
[be paid on a percentage basis has 
■received a cold reception from the 
[Hollywood colony, a checkup indi 
Icates. It is pointed out that the 

(Continued on Page 4) 

Two St. Louis First-Runs 
Are Closed for Month 

I St. Louis — On the eve of the Am- 
Ibassador, Missouri and Grand Cen- 
[tral theaters being taken over by 
lAllen L. Snyder and Harry Koplar 
Ithe first two houses were closed last 
Inight. After improvements, they 
■will reopen in August under man- 

(Continued on Page 4) 

"Navy" Opens to S.R.O. 

Accompanied by a big exploitation 
campaign, Warner's 'Here Comes the 
Navy" opened to S.R 0. Frid-y night at 
the Strand, the house doing its biggest 
first night business in a long time. A 
battleship ballyhoo rver the marquee, 
plus other stunts in the front of th? 
house, attracted a continuous crowd 
around the bo. and across the street. 


The following "Letter to the Editor" reprinted from the New York 
Herald-Tribune is typical of expressions from the public — the folks who really 
go to the movies and know about them: 
To the New York Herald Tribune: 

Has the church a right to say what the "movies" shall or shall not show? The 
page:- of history carry a terribly bloody record of religion. Wretchedness, poverty and 
illiteracy are conspicuous wherever religion is intensely observed. 

Do you want to drag us down to the level of Spain, Turkey, Mexico, Italy or 
French Canada, or even our own hillbilly section of Kentucky and Tennessee? 

In my youth I was a consistent churchgoer; I can honestly say that the "movies" 
have filled my heart with tenderness, my eyes with tears, and given me more inspira- 
tion for good than all the hypocrisy and preaching that was dinned into me since I 
was knee high. 

When analyzed, the record of the church with its traditional bigotry, its evil 
Torquemadas and Rasputins, has no right to dictate to a progressive industry. 
New York, July 18, 1934 CHARLES SILK. 

25 Classic Works Set for 1934-35 

Production of 25 classics are defi- 
nitely set for the new season by 
major and independent companies. 
Of this number, 19 are scheduled by 
major companies. Biggest number 
will be produced by RKO, which has 
eight scheduled, as follows: 

"The Age of Innocence," by Edith 
Wharton; "Anne of Green Gables," 
by L. M. Montgomery; "The Little 
Minister," by Barrie; "Laddie." by 
Gene Stratton Porter; "Forsyte Sa- 
ga," by Galsworthy; "Freckles," by 
Gene Stratton Porter; "Last Days 
of Pompeii," by Bulwer-Lytton, and 
"The Three Musketeers," by Dumas 

M-G-M has "David Copperfield," 
by Dickens; "Treasure Island," by 
Stevenson, and "What Every Wo- 
man Knows," by Barrie. Universal: 

"The Mystery of Edwin Drood" and 
"Great Expectations," both by Dick- 
ens. Warner: "The Magnificent Am- 
bersons," by Tarkington. 20th Cen- 
tury: "Cardinal Richelieu," by Bul- 
wer-Lytton. Reliance: "Count of 
Monte Cristo," by Dumas. London 
Films: "Scarlet Pimpernel," by Bar- 
oness Orczy. British & Dominions: 
"The Queen's Affair." Paramount: 
"Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch,' 
by Kate Wiggin: Monogram: "Girl 
of the Limberlost" and "Keeper o1 
the Bees," both by Gene Stratton Por- 
ter, and "The Hoosier Schoolmater,' 
by Edward Eggleston. Majestic: 
"The Scarlet Letter," by Hawthorne; 
"A Bachelor's Establishment," by 
Balzac. Amkino: "Petersburg 

Night," by Bostoievski. 

Major Companies Making 404; 
About 225 from Independents 

Bills to Curb Bombers 

Urged by Kuykendall 

Recommendation to secretaries of 
lecal exhibitor units that they pre- 
sent bills to the state legislature 
providing for severe punishment in 
bombings, where such a law is not 
already in effect, is made by Ed 

(Continued on Page 2) 

Features definitely scheduled for 
1934-35 release, exclusive of a num- 
ber of foreign dialogue pictures and 
about 100 re-issues, total approxi 
mately 625, or about 100 more than 
last season, it is shown in a check- 
up of major companies made late 
last week in connection with the 
Film Daily Production Guide and 
Directors' Annual, which is now go- 

(Continued on Page 4) 

Survey of Public Opinion 
Shows Moviegoers Dis- 
approve Church Move 

Regardless of statements of the 
church groups attempting to create 
the impression that "the public" is 
demanding a film cleanup, reactions 
of the layman, particularly the regu- 
lar moviegoer, is overwhelmingly op- 
posed to the present crusade, it is 
revealed in expressions of opinion 
gleaned from the Open Letter col- 
umns of newspapers throughout the 

Out of several hundred such let- 
ters examined, more than 95 per 
cent defended the movies, this being 
considered all the more remarkable 

(Continued on Page 2) 


A Committee on Entertainment 
Values, to make confidential reports 
to M.P.T.O.A. headquarters with a 
view to submitting the data to studio 
executives for production guidance. 
has been named by Ed Kuykendall, 
president of the exhibitor organiza- 

(Continued on Page 2) 

Kermit Maynard to Make 
Series for Conn. Firm 

Vest Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — "Footprints," first of 
a series of eight features starring 
Kermit Maynard, will go into pro- 
duction Aug. 1, with Otto Brower 
directing. The series will be pro- 
duced by Ambassador Pictures, Inc.. 

(Continued on Page 2) 

Champagne Competition 

New Orleans — While "listed" films 
have suffered a little in attendance, 
even stronger competition at present, 
recording to exhibs here, is coming 
from night clubs and outdoor sports. 
One night club alone reported 300 bot- 
tles of champagne opened in a single 
night, not counting other drinks. 


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High Low Close Chg. 

Columbia Picts. vtc. 26% 263/ 4 263£ + 3/ 8 

Fox Fm. "A" 10% 10% 10% 

Loew's, Inc 25% 25% 25%— % 

do pfd 88% 88% 88% — 1% 

Paramount ctfs 3% 2% 3 

Pathe Exch 1% 1 % 1%— '/ 4 

do "A" 17 16% 17 — % 

RKO "A" 2 134 2 — % 

Warner Bros 3% 33/ 4 33/ 4 — % 

Technicolor 13% 13% 133/ 4 — % 

Gen. Th. Eq. 6s40.. 6% 6% 65/8— y 8 

Loew 6s 41ww 100 100 100 

Paramount 6s 47 filed 443/ 4 443/ 4 443,4 + 3^ 

Par. 5%s50 ctfs... 44'/ 4 44l/ 4 44l/ 4 

Paths 7s37 99% 99'/ 2 99% + % 

Warner's 6s39 53 '/ 4 51% 53 1/4 + 3/ 4 

"Navy" Opens New Griffith House 

Lubbock, Tex. — Griffith Bros, open 
their new Palace theater today with 
Warner's "Here Comes the Navy." 

Albert Warner 
Harry Cohn 
Joseph Seiden 
Roy Cozine 

Florence Vidor 

Aileen Pringle 

Whitney Bolton 

Lewis Innerarify 

• The Broadway Parade • 


Grand Canary 

Here Comes the Navy. 

Notorious Sophie Lang 

Distributor Theater 

Fox Music Hall 

Warner Bros Strand 

Paramount Paramount 

His Greatest Gamble RKO Radio 

Wild Gold, Toke a Bow (4th week) 
Of Human Bondage (2ndweeki : 
Min and Bill**. 


Fox Mayfair 

Fox Roxy 

RKO Radio Palace 

M-G-M Capitol 

Fox Criterion 

House of Rothschildj United Artists 



Cockeyed Cavaliers (July 25) RKO Radio Rialto 

Paris Interlude (July 27) M-G-M Capitol 

Ladies Should Listen (July 27) Paramount Paramount 

Damest Warner Bros Strand 

* Subsequent run. 
** Revivals. 

t Follows Astor two-a-day run. 
$ Follows Here Comes the Navy. 


1 Continued from Page 1 1 
in view of the fact that the films 
have been given by far the worst of 
it in news stories in the cam- 
paign and also because persons who 
write letters to editors are of the 
more intelligent type who would be 
expected to support a drive for bet- 
terment of any kind. 

Reactions obtained by newspapers 
through the medium of "Inquiring 
Reporter" features also were almost 
100 per cent of the opinion that cur- 
rent movies are not harmful, even 
to the young. 

Monogram Branch Changes 

Robert Withers, head of Midwest 
Film Distributors, handling Mono- 
gram product, has made L. O. Ring 
ler branch manager in Omaha. Ring- 
ler formerly was a salesman in Kan- 
sas City. C. M. Parkhurst has been 
appointed special representative out 
of the K. C. and Omaha exchanges 
F. E. Judd, formerly Fox booker in 
Des Moines, has been made booker 
and office manager in Omaha. 

Claim Inability to Cancel 

Milwaukee — Inability of theaters 
to cancel films that fail to measure 
up to standards required by the Le- 
gion of Decency has been reported 
by Ray Tesch, business manager of 
the Allied Independent Theater 
Owners, which represents approxi- 
mately 9 state theaters. 

Educational Signs Headliners 
Will Mahoney, dancing comedian 
has been signed by E. W. Hammons 
for the Educational musical comedy 
series. Yorke and King, another 
headline team from the stage, also 
have been signed. 

Germany Forcing Culture Films 

Berlin — New regulations of the 
film chamber make it compulsory for 
exhibitors to place so-called culture 
films on their programs. With a 
view to turning out better pictures 
output has been ordered cut. Culture 
films have not been popular. 


(Continued from Page 1 ) 

tion. The committee consists of 
Walter Vincent of Wilmer & Vin- 
cent, chairman; R. B. Wilby of At- 
lanta, E. C. Beatty of the Butter- 
field circuit, Karl Hoblitzelle of the 
Interstate Circuit and Morgan A 
Walsh of the Redwood-Midland Cir- 

Box-office returns do not always 
tell the whole story, or tell it accu- 
rately, says Kuykendall, and pic- 
tures that draw well because of star 
name, title or exploitation, often 
leave the audience cold and dissatis- 
fied, while films with light drawing 
power turn out more pleasing. The 
plan is to acquaint the studios with 
audience reactions to stars, scenes 
dialogue, themes, titles, etc. Iden- 
tity of exhibitors submitting data 
will not be divulged and no publicity 
will be given to the reports. 

Roxy Sets Kid Attendance Record 

More than 40 per cent of the mat- 
inee audiences attending "Baby 
Take a Bow" at the Roxy during the 
past three weeks have been chil- 
dren, the house estimates. The Shir- 
ley Temple film completes its fourth 
week at the Roxy tomorrow. 

Keppler Recovering 

Tobias A. Keppler, film attorney, 
v/as making fair progress yesterday 
in Broad Street Hospital, where he 
was removed Friday in a critical 
condition following an altercation 
with another attorney during which 
he was pushed through a glass door 

Blanche Sweet in Tryout Play 

Blanche Sweet is a member of the 
cast of "Reprise," which Mayfair 
Players is trying out at Dobbs Fer- 
ry. Raymond Hackett, James Bell 
and Marie Kenny have the other 
leading roles. 

Church Groups Meet Today 

A meeting of church groups will 
be held today at the rectory of the 
Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church 
to consider a proposal for a national 
plan of supervising movies. 

Coming and Going 

HARRY ARTHUR is expected in St. Louis to- 

FRANK BUCK is on the passenger list of th? 
Eurcpj arriving today from abroad. 

CAROL COOMBE, British film actress, arrives 
today on the Britannic en route to Hollywood 
(or Universale "Great Expectations." 

WILLIAM MELNIKER, South American man- 
ger for M-G-M, at present on a honeymoon 
(rip in this country, will return from Califo-nii 
to New York by boat before going back to R.o 
de Janeiro. 

■ n New York this week from (he coast. 

Bills to Curb Bombers 

Urged by Kuykendall 

(Continued from Page 1) 

Kuykendall, M.P.T.O.A. president, in 
his current general bulletin. Kuy- 
kendall says that more than 20 non- 
union houses in the Pittsburgh area 
were bombed in less than two 
months, not counting similar out- 
rages in many other places. He 
suggests that exhibitors get in 
touch with Edward G. Levy of New 
Haven, counsel, for cooperation on 
legislative action. 

Kermit Maynard to Make 
Series for Conn. Firm 

(Continued from Page 1) 

which has been formed by Maurice 
Conn, son of Jacob Conn, former 
Rhode Island exhibitor. Several 
James Oliver Curwood stories will 
be used. The pictures will be re- 
leased on the independent market. 

Mrs. Richard Kennedy Dead 

Birmingham — Mrs. Richard Ken- 
nedy, wife of Dick Kennedy, super- 
visor of Wilby Theaters in Alabama 
and Tennessee, died at St. Vincent 
Hospital following an illness of sev- 
eral weeks after the birth of a son. 


Tonight: Open meeting of Association for *h? 
Preservation of the Freedom of Screen and 
Stage, Hotel New Yorker, New York. 

luly 24: Formal dedication of new hom^ rf 
Independent Exhibitors' Protective Ass'n, 
1313 Vine St., Philadelphia. 10 A M 
to 3 P M. 

luly 25: Midwest convention of Ross Federal 
Service, Chicago. 

Aug. 1-24: Second International Exposition cf 
Cinematographic Art, Venice, Italy. 

Aug. 6: Adjourned hearing on offer of Loew- 
Warner interests for Fox Metropolitan Play- 
houses, before Federal Judge Mack, Wool- 
worth Building, New York. 

Aug. 22-24: Allied Theater Owners of New 
Jersey convention. Atlantic City 

Sept. 16; North Dakota Allied meeting, Man- 
dan, N. D. 

Sept. 20: A.M. P. A. Revels and Luncheon, Mo- 
tion Picture Club, New York. 

Oct. 1: National Film Carriers convention 

Oct. 29: S.M.P.E. Fall Meeting. Hotel Penn- 
sylvania. New York 

Vitagraph, Inc., Distributors 


Monday, Ju!y 23, 1934 


(Continued from Page 1) 

the rut of domestic dramas popular 
the past few years. 

By robust Lubitsch says he doesn'i 
mean rowdiness bordering on the un- 
couth, but "a form of screen en- 
tertainment that will utilize all the 
possibilities of character and man- 
nerism inherent in man." 

"Already the screen is showing 
signs of departure," he says. "The 
popularity of historical films, whicii 
need never be dirty, is a sign we are 
adventuring into other channels, but 
I think the screen must go farther 
than that. It must, and probably 
will, have a cycle of simple dramas 
which shall be made interesting 
through the stressing of characteri- 
zation. Heretofore we shunned films 
of this sort because they were too 
difficult to make. 

"On the other hand, I th'nk we 
are in for an era of action pictures 
films which stress the natural beau- 
ties of sceneries forbidden to the 
cliff dwellers of this age. Those pic- 
tures will require our directors and 
stars to journey to far places, to 
the mountains, to the sea — any- 
where, in fact, where natural back- 
grounds may be utilized to recap- 
ture the romance and beauty which 
left pictures in this present era of 
rowdyism and sound." 




Hotel in Hollywood 

$2. SO up, Single 
$3. GO up, Double 

Special weekly and monthly rates 

The Plaza is near every- 
thing to see and do in 
Hollywood. Ideal for bus- 
iness or pleasure. 

Every room has private 
dressing room, bath and 
shower. Beds "built for 
rest." Every modern con- 
venience. Fine foods at 
reasonable prices. Conven- 
ient parking for your car. 

Cbas. Danziger, Mgr. 
Eugene Stem, Pres. 

The "Doorway of Hospitality" 

Vine at Hollywood Blvd. 





Jy[AY ROBSON will have a fea- 
tured role in Columbia's new 
Carole Lombard picture, tentatively 
titled "Orchids and Onions." David 
Burton is director. 

T T T 

Edmund Grainger, associate pro- 
ducer at Universal, who will be in 
charge of "Moon Mullins," has also 
been assigned to supervise "Robin- 
son Crusoe." 

T t ▼ 

Addison Pitts is working in "Red 
Head," his third picture for Mono- 
gram since his arrival from Detroit 
in April. He was a member of the 
Jesse Bonstelle company. Some of 
the players who received their early 
training with the Bonstelle company 
include Ann Harding, Katherine 
Cornell and Franklyn Pangborn. 

Dwain Esper is now compleMng 
the final cutting on "Motherhood," a 
picture dealing with child and moth- 
er education. He has just returned 
from Chicago, where he closed cir- 
cuit deals on "Narcotic." "Mother- 
hood" is scheduled to open at the 
Garrick, Chicago, Aug. 15 and will 
also open in Los Angeles on the 
same date. 

▼ T T 

Naomi Conn of Providence, R. I. 
is making a visit to the film colony 
as the guest of her father and 
brother, Jacob and Maurice Conn of 
Ambassador Pictures. 

▼ T T 

Binnie Barnes will appear with 
Paul Cavanagh and Neil Hamilton 
in Universal's "What Ladies Dream." 
The companv also has cast Wini 
Shaw for "Wake Up and Dream," 
and Lois January and Ann Darling 
for "The Human Side." 

William Bakewell and Hardie Al- 
bright are the latest additions to 
the cast of "Crimson Romance," 
Mascot feature. David Howard is 

FOR 1934-35 SEASON 

RKO studio officials announce the 
selection of Dawn O'Day, popular 
juvenile screen player, to portray 
the leading role in "Anne of Green 

T T T 

Martha Merrill is the latest lucky 
girl to be promoted from the ranks 
of the chorus by Warner-First Na- 
tional and given an opportunity to 
rise to stardom. The credit for 
discovering her belongs to Dick- 

T T T 

Nina Kochetz, opera star, and 
Khmara, gypsy music expert, have 
been added to the cast of Samuel 
Goldwyn's "We Live Again." A spe- 
cial score for the film has been ar- 
ranged by Alfred Newman, musical 
director for Goldwyn. 


El Brendel, popular Swedish 
screen comedian, and Joan Wheeler, 
Warner contract player, have com- 
pleted work in a two-reel comedy 
entitled "Radio Scout" at Warner's 
Burbank studios. Supporting the 
stars are Russell Simpson, Howard 
Hickman, Frank McGlynn, Jr. and 
Harry Seymour, all well-known fea- 
tured players. "Radio Scout" was 
directed by Ralph Staub and will 
be released in Vitaphone's series of 
"Big V" comedies. 

T T T 

George Meeker has bpen signed 
for RKO's "The Richest Girl in the 
World," starring Miriam Hopkins. 

T T T 

Lillian Miles has been signed for 
an important role in the RKO pro- 
duction of the stage hit, "The Gay 
Divorce," starring Fred Astaire and 
Ginger Rogers, now being filmed. 

T T T 

Columbia has engaged Forrester 
Harvey and Charles Wilson for 
"Broadway Bill." 

T T r 

Gavin Gordon has been assigned 
an important role in Warner's "Hap- 
piness Ahead." featuring Josephine 
Hutchinson, Di?k Powell, Frank Mc- 
Hugh, Dorothy Dare and Mary 
Treen. Mervyn LeRoy is directing. 

(Continued from Page 1) 

ing to press. Shorts listed by ma- 
jor companies total 717, plus four 

The schedules of independents 
counting in more than 100 re-issues 
and 68 westerns, total about 395 
features, as well as about 400 shorts 
and three serials. 

Features by major companies are: 
Columbia, 48; Fox, 58; M-G-M, 52- 
Paramount, 64; RKO, 50; United 
Artists, 24; Universal, 48; Warner- 
First National, 60. 

Shorts from majors: Columbia. 
106; Fox-Educational, 112; M-G-M 
77; Paramount, 100; RKO, 96; 
United Artists, 18; Universal, 78; 
Warner-Vitaphone, 130. 

Among the independents, Chester- 
field-Invincible will have 18 features; 
Monogram, 20 features, 13 shorts and 
eight westerns; Imperial, 23 fea- 
tures, 117 shorts; Willis Kent, 16 
features, eight westerns; Majestic 
12 features; Mascot, 12 features; 
Mayfair, 10 features; Select, 12 fea- 
tures; Stage & Screen, 12; Liberty 
8, and smaller groups by various 
others. Amity will release 65 re- 
cent features and 31 shorts, while 
Kinematrade will release 33 fea- 
tures, 95 shorts and six westerns. 

10 Films Under Way 

At Universal Plant 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — In addition to three 
features completed last week, Uni- 
versal has five in production and 
another five being prepared. Those 
completed are "Romance in the 
Rain," "One More River" and 
"There's Always Tomorrow." Title 
of the latter will be changed. In 
production are "The Human Side," 
"Imitation of Life," "Gift of Gab," 
"Wake Up and Dream" and "Million 
Dollar Ransom." Now in prepara- 
tion are "The Great Ziegfeld," 
"Night Life of the Gods," "Great 
Expectations," "W hat Women 
Dream" and "Sutter's Gold." 

Two St. Louis First-Runs 
Are Closed for Month 

(Continued from Page 1) 

agement of Fanchon & Marco. Plans 
for the Grand Central are not set. 
Harry Arthur is due here tomorrow 
to complete the management con- 
tract with Snyder. Koplar and Har- 
ry Greenman, manager of the Fox 
will manage the three houses. Ne- 
gotiations are under way for Para- 
mount, Universal, RKO and Colum- 
bia product for the five F. & M. 
houses here, the others being the 
St. Louis and Fox. 

Hollywood is Cold 

To Percentage Plan 

<C,nt nncd f ,m P nc 1 ) 

plan has been brought up many 
times before, but inability to agree 
on equitable percentages, coupled 
with the uncertainty of box-office 
returns from even the most meri- 
torious films, have always been 
stumbling blocks. Stars also are 
unwilling to gamble on their draw- 
ing powers when story or direction 
may be responsible for the picture 
being poor. 

Edwin Pentecost in New Orleans 

New Orleans — Edwin Pentecost of 
Loew's Grand, Atlanta, is managing 
the State here while Rodney Toups 
is on vacation. 

NEWS of the DAY 

Richmond — Elmer H. Brient, man- 
ager of Loew's, has been elected ? 
member of the board of directors of 
the Richmond Chamber of Com- 

North Adams, Mass. — Albert F. 
Winstrom has been appointed resi- 
dent manager of Loew's Richmond. 

Get G. W. Pabst Feature 

George P. Quigley and Richard E 
Beck have bought "The Mistress of 
Atlantis," produced by G. W. Pabst 
in Africa, with Brigitte Helm and 
John Stewart heading the cast. 

Boston — George Healey has been 
promoted from assistant manager 
at the Marlboro to manager of the 

Martins Ferry, O. — L. F. Eick has 
arranged for installation of Photo- 
phone High Fidelity sound appara- 
tus in the Fenray. 


Monday, July 23, 1934 






"Here Comes the Navy" Bally 
Makes Big Splash on B'way 

W/ARNER'S Metropolitan the- 
aters' exploitation depart- 
ment put over another of their 
high pressure exploitation "am- 
paigns in conjunction with the 
opening of "Here Comes the 
Navy" at the New York Strand. 
The campaign was based on the 
tremendous navy material in 
the picture, also taking advan- 
tage of the fact that the pro- 
duction was made in cooperation 
with the United States Navy. 
The highlights of the ballyhoo 
included the following stunts: 
the theater front was decorated 
in navy fashion, with animated 
cutouts of James Cagney and 
Pat O'Brien wigwagging each 
other, and mechanical planes, 
and ships passing in review on 
an endless chain. Behind the 
front arch there was rigged up 
sound effect record of the fleet's 
cannonading. Other decorations 
consisted of a crow's nest built 
atop the marquee, a boom with 
port and lee lanterns, a huge 
ship's clock, a dummy turret 
with two guns facing downtown, 
and a battery of searchlights 
sweeping the sky. On opening 
night, a sailor in uniform was 
stationed on the marquee, to 
wig-wag a message to anothev 
sailor in Times Square. Three 
parades of naval contingents 
with bands marched to the the- 
ater from different directions, in 
addition to a parade of chorus 
girls in naval uniforms recru't- 
ed from the Brooklyn Vitaphone 
studio, who distributed herald-, 
novelties and souvenirs. Exploi- 
tation also included the spotting 
of eight recruiting boards in 
advantageous locations w : th the 
Warner "Join the World ani 
See the Navy" poster on one 
side and the regulation navy 
slogan "Join the Navy and See 
the World" on the other. A bat- 
tleship float, properly bannered 
and with a loud speaker system, 
covered the city. A fleet of 
heavily bannered sailboats, as 
well as a towed barge, covered 
all beaches and waterfronts 
around the city. Various tieups 
included distribution of bottle 
hansrers by Borden's through 
neighborhoods; navy displays 
tying in with the picture in sev- 
eral of the city's leading depart- 
ment stores; distribution of 
500,000 imprinted paper nap- 
kins by drug stores and cafe- 
terias in the midtown section; 
cooperative displays working in 
the Lux ads; window displays in 
all Postal Telegraph windows 
throughout the city; and the 
planting of the Gloria Stuart 
coiffure in leading beauty shops. 
— Warner Bros. 

• • • A NEW romantic team has arisen on the screen 
horizon a team that if given the right material in future 

will have all the femmes of the land young and old 

going into ecstacies over them we refer to Gert- 

rude Michael and Paul Cavanagh who in Paramount's 

"The Notorious Sophie Lang" prove a sheer delight they 

are the Essence of the Spirit of Modern Romance 

© ft • THEIR ACHIEVEMENT is all the more remark - 
ab'e because of the handicaps imposed by the type of film in 
which they currently appear one of those international 

crook affairs which gives them little opportunity for 

real romancing yet throughout their scenes together 

there is always the breath of Romance one feels that 

in a genuine love story they would be positively sensational 
Cavanagh is suave, polished, sophisticated, dashing and 
debonair, with a light comedy touch that is contagious 
Gertrude Michael has an electric quality evident in every action. 

sparkling, alive, vibrant she tones up the scene the 

minute she steps in focus then withal she has polished 

charm, beauty, a sure dramatic and comedy sense and 

a scintillant Intelligence 

• • • SO WE suggest to (he Paramount studio powers 
that they cast these two forthwith in a straight Modern Ro- 
mance they will be a Clean-Up pardon us for 
seeming to rave but this delightful pair so intrigued us 
the opening day at the Broadway Paramount that we sat 
through the picture TWICE and we haven't done that 
more than three times in our life 

• • • THROUGH THE courtesy of Howard S. Cullman 

large groups of the city's under-privileged children have 
attended showings of Shirley Temple in "Baby, Take A Bow" 

. at the Roxy the Theater has cooperated with 

public school vacation playgrounds, settlement houses and other 
charitable institutions in arranging theater parties for the 


▼ T T 

• • • WHAT SEEMS like the First screen production to 
be produced in book form so far as we can check the 
records is "The Beloved Adventurer" written by 
Emmett Campbell Hall published by the Lubin Manu- 
facturing Co. in Philly who were the producers of the 
slory in a series of 15 photoplays in 1914 re- 
fresh your memory with the names of these old film favorites 

Arthur V. Johnson, Lottie Briscoe, J. Robinson Hall, 
Florence Hackett, Jeanette Hackett, Ruth Bryan, D. B. Bentley, 
Howard M. Mitchell, Robert La Monte, Josephine Longworth 

in those days that was a cast! Jack Fuld 

is the proud possessor of this valuable tome 

• • • WE HAVE had the privilege of viewing "Here 
Comes the Navy" at the Strand which has the benefit 

of some craftsman work by Gustav Block who hand- 

colored certain bits on this particular print that make 

them strikingly effective a booming gun a fire 

in the gun turret night scene of a boat approaching a 

battleship a self-illuminating life-saving buoy 

and the American flag the latter the most difficult job 

ever undertaken in hand coloring the entire flag on thi 

frames not being bigger than five pinheads and 240 

of these flags on 15 feet of film were colored by Craftsman 

« « « 

V> \\ «► 


W. C. Fields Talks 
About His Grand Passion 

COME day I shall contribute to 
literature my treatise on the 
subject of beds — if I can get 
out of bed long enough. I con- 
sider myself an even greater 
authority than Groucho Marx, 
that author of note, who, in my 
opinion, bounced only lightly on 
the subject. Groucho wanted 
my advice at the time he wrote 
"Beds," but I was asleep. I 
have been approached by Mae 
West to consider collaborating. 
But I want my work to stand 
out individually. Besides Mae 
has the wrong slant on this 
thing. She says she does her 
best writing in bed. Well, I do 
my best loafing there, and con- 
sider that that is the primary 
purpose of a bed. Statisticians 
have found that the human race 
spends approximately one-third 
of its life in bed. I wasn't in- 
cluded in that survey. If I had 
been, the average would have 
been higher. I think they talked 
with people like Edison, and the 
supervisor of the city light 
plant. For years I've subscribed 
to "House Beautiful" and "Good 
Housekeeping" in the hope of 
finding the perfect bed, and have 
conducted other extensive re- 
search. From what information 
I now have at hand, I'm con- 
vinced that a bed is the safest 
place for anyone. I find the 
word was coined from the first 
letters of "Born, Exist, and 
Die." Cecil B. De Mille told me 
the other day that he was mak- 
ing a picture about Cleopatra 
and that he had to have Clau- 
dette Colbert use a ladder to 
get into bed in accordance with 
Egyptian customs. That's all 
wrong. A bed should be the eas- 
iest thing in the world to reach. 
When I build a home, my beds 
will be on the ground floor. 
They'll all be below floor level. 
Then you'll only have to fall in- 
to 'em. 

— W. C. Fields. 

Features Reviewed in Film Daily, Jan. 2 to July 21 


Title Reviewed 

Adieu Les Beaux Jours-XX 

Affairs of A Gentleman-U 


Affairs of Cellini-UA 5-5-34 

All Men Are Enemies-F. .4-26-34 

All of Me-PAR 2-3-34 

Along Came Sally GB. .6-16-34 

Alraune-XX 5-7-34 

Are We Civilized- RAS. .6-14-34 

Ariane-BLU 3-8-34 

As Husbands Go-F 1-27-34 

As the Earth Turns-WA. 2-1 5-34 
A Woman's Man-MOP. 1-19-34 

Baby, Take a Bow-F 6-30-34 

Back Page-GEN 6-13-34 

Bachelor Bait-RKO 7-20-34 

Badge of Honor-MAY. .5-19-34 

Bedside-FN 3-6-34 

Beggars in Ermine-MOP. 2-14-34 

Beloved-U 1-27-34 

Beyond Bengal-SHO ..4-25-34 

Big Race-SHO 2-14-34 

Big Shakedown-FN 2-9-34 

Big Time or Bust-TOW. 1-10-34 

Black Cat-U 5-19-34 

Black Moon-COL 6-28-34 

Black Shirts-XX 4-12-34 

Blue Light-BOA 5-8-34 

Blue Steel MOP 5-5-34 

Bolero-PAR 2-17-34 

Bombay Mail-U 1-6-34 

Born to be Bad-UA 6-1-34 

Bottoms Up-F 3-23-34 

Broken Shoes-AM 3-31-34 

Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back 
UA.. 5-4-34 

By Candlelight-U 1-6-34 

Call It Luc-k-F 7-10-34 

Carolina-F 2-3-34 

Cat and the Fiddle-MGM .2-14-34 
Catherine the Great-U A. .2-2-34 
Channel Crossing-GB .. .5-24-34 

Change of Heart-F 5-1 1-34 

Cheaters-LIB 5-11-34 

Circus Clown-WA 6-13-34 

City Limits-M OP 3-28-34 

City Park-CHE 7-6-34 

Cockeyed Cavaliers-RKO . .7-3-34 
Come on Marines-PAR. .3-24-34 

Coming Out Party-F 3-17-34 

Constant Nymph-F .. .4-7-34 
Countess of Monte Cristo 

U. .3-31-34 

Crainquebille-TAP 3-28-34 

Crime Doctor-RKO 3-14-34 

Crime of Helen Stanley- 

COL 7-3 34 

Crosby Case-U 3-23-34 

Cross Country Cruise-U . 1-10-34 

Cross Streets-CHE 7-6-34 

Crown of Thorns-XX . .3-30-34 

Cuesta Abajo-PAR 7-18-34 

Curtain at Eight-MAJ 2-1-34 

Dancing Man-PYR 7-14-34 

Dark Hazard-FN 2-23-34 

Death Takes a Holiday-PAR, 

Der Gluecksylinder-XX. .3-13-34 
Der Felderrnhuegel-BA ..4-24-34 

Der Frechdachs-UFA 1-9 34 

Der Meistrerdetektiv-BAV 2-14-34 
Der Stern von Valencia-UFA 

Der Traumende Mund-XX 2-6-34 

Devil Tiger-F 2-8-34 

Die Blonde Christl-B A V. 2-28-34 
Die Mutter Der Kompagnie 

XX. .3-13-34 
Die Schoenen Tage in 

Aranjuez-XX 6-23-34 

Die Verkaufte Braute-XX . 5-2-34 

Dr. Monica-WA 6-22-34 

Dream of My People-PA 2-28-34 
Dos Mujeres y un Don Juan 

KIN.. 6-5-34 

Double Door-PAR 5-5-34 

Drums O'Voodoo-INT ..5-12-34 

Easy to Love-WA 1-13-34 

Eight Girls in a Boat-PAR 

Ein Gewisser Herr Gran-XX. 

Eines Prinzen Junge T.iebe 

XX 3-28-34 
Ein Toller Einfall-UFA .5-22-34 
El Prisionero 13 CIN ... 3-30-34 
End of the World-AU. .4-17-34 
Enemies of Progress-XX . 1-16-34 
Es Wird Schon Wieder 

Besser-UFA 1-24-34 

Ever Since Eve-F 3-27-34 

Fantomas-DU 3-13-34 

Fashions of 1934-FN 1-9-34 

Fifteen Wives-INV 7-17-34 

"iehting Cnde-COL 1-10-34 

Fighting Hero-STE 7-17-34 

Fighting Rangers-COL. .4-12-34 
Fighting Rookie-MAY . . . 7-12-34 

ALD — Allied Pictures 

AM — Amkino 
AST — Astor Pictures 
AU— Capt. Harold Auten 
AUS — Harold Austin 
BAV— Bavaria Film A-G 
BEA-Beacon Productions 


GEN — General Films 
GRB — Arthur Greenblatt 
GOP — Goldsmith Productions 
HEL — Helber Pictures 
IDE— Ideal 

BLU— Blue Ribbon Photoplays IMP— Imperial Dist. 

BO— John W. Boyle 

BOA — Gil Boag (Mayfair Asso- 

BON— Al Bondy 

BRO — Broadway- Ho'ly wood 

CAP — Capitol Film Exchange 

CHA— Chadwick 

CHE — ChesternelH 

CIN — Cinexport 

COL — Columbia 

DU— DuWorld 

EXP — Exploitation Pictures 

K— Fox 

FD — First Division 

FR — Freuler Film Associatos 

FN — First National 

FX — The Film Exchange 

GB — Gaumont-British 

GFF — General Foreign Film« 

INT — International Stageplay 

INV — Invincible Pictures 
I A FA— Jafa 
JE — Jewel Productions 
JEW — Jewish Talking Pictures 
KIN — Kinematrade 
KRE — Sherman S. Krellberg 
Distributing LIB— Liberty Pictures 

LIN — Lincoln Productions 
MAF — Mayflower 
MAJ — -Majestic Pictures 
MAR — Marcy 
MAS — Mascot Pictures 
MAV — Mayfair Pictures 
MEN — Mentone Productions 
MG M — Metro-GnMwyn-Mayer 
MOD — Modern Films 
MOP — Monogram Picture" 
PA — Palestine-American Film Co. 

Title Reviewed 

Finishing School-RKO .. .4-6-34 

Flaming Gold-RKO 1-18-34 

Fog-COL .. 1-6-34 

Fog Over Frisco-FN 6-7-34 

4 Frightened People-PAR 1-27-34 
Fraoulein-Falsch Verbuden- 

XX.. 1-16-34 

Friday the 13th-GB 5-15-34 

Frontier Marshal-F 1-31-34 

Fugitive Lovers-MGM ... 1-3-34 
Fury of the Jungle-COL.2-8 34 

Gambling Lady-WA 3-7-34 

Gehetzte Menschen-XX. . .6-5-34 
Geld Regiert Die Welt-XX 


George White's Scandals 

B F.. 3-17-34 

Glamour-U 5-12-34 

Goodbye Love — RKO 3-13 34 

Good Dame-PAR 3-17-34 

Grand Canary-F 7-20-34 

Great Flirtation-PAR 6-23-34 

Guilty Parents-SYN 4-6-34 

Gun Justice-U 2-14-34 

Half-A-Sinner-U 6-23-34 

Handy Andy-F 6-1-34 

Harold Teen-W A 3-7-34 

Heart Song-F 6 6-34 

Heat Liglitning-W A 3-7-34 

Heideschulmeister Uwe 

Karsten-UFA 4-17-34 

Here Comes the Groom-PAR 

Hell Bent for Love-COL. 6-13-34 
Here Comes the Navy- 

WA 6-28-34 

Hell Cat COL 7-7-34 

He Was Her Man-WA . .5-18-34 

Hi, Nelhe-WA 2-1-34 

Hips, Hips, Hooray-RKO 


Hired Wife-PIN 2-1-34 

His Greatest Gamble 

RKO.. 7-18-34 
Hitler's Reign of Terror-JE 


Hold That Girl-F 3-24-34 

Hollywood, Ciudad de En- 

sueno-U 4-10-34 

Hollywood Hoodlum-REG 

Hollywood Party-MGM. .5-25-34 
House ol Rothschild-U A. .3-8-34 

I Am Suzanne-F 1-19-34 

I Believe in You-F 4-10-34 

I Can't Escape-BEA 7-5-34 

I Give My Love-U 7-17-3" 

I Hate Women-GOP 7-11-34 

I Like it That Way-U . .4-17-34 
I'll Tell the World-U ... 4-21-34 
I've Got Your Number-WA 

Inge Und die Millionen- 

UFA.. 4-17-34 
In the Land of the Soviets- 

AM. .6-28-34 
fn Wien Hab Ich Einmal Ein 

Maedel Geliebt-XX 5-29-34 

In Love With Life-INV. 5-12-34 

In the Money-INV 1-6-34 

It Happened One Night-COL, 


It's a Boy-GB 6-8-34 

I Was a Spy-F 1-13 34 

PAR— Paramount 

PIN— Pinnacle 

PK1 — Principal Dist. Corp 

PRO — Progressive Pictures 

PRX— Protex Dist. Corp. 

PYR — Pyramid 

RAS — Raspin Productions 

REG — Regal Distributing 

RIC— Edward T. Ricci 

RKO— RKO- Radio Pictures 

ROY — Fanchon Royer 

SCA — Scandinavian Pictures 

SCO— Lester F. Scott 

SHO — Showmen's Pictures 

STE — William Steiner 

SYN — Syndicate Exchange 

TAP — John S. Tapernoux 

THO — Fred Thomson 

TOW— Tower Prods 

TRU — True Life Photoplays 

U — Universal 

UA — United Artists 

UFA — Ufa 

WA — Warner Bros 

WEL— Carveth Wells 

WIN — Windsor Pictures 

WOK— Worldkino 

XX — No distributor set 

Title kez>.e:v<t 

Iza Neni-XX 6-5-34 

Ja Treu 1st Dei Soldatenliebe 

XX. .5-2-34 

Jane Eyre-MOP 7-17-34 

Jimmy the Gent-WA 3-26-34 

Journal of a Crime-FN . .2-24-34 
Juarez Y Maximiliano- 

XX.. 5-7-34 

Just Smith-GB 4-24-34 

Kara Salkten-XX 5-15-34 

Keep 'Em Rolling-RKO . .3-1-34 

Key, The-WA 5-31-34 

King of Wild Horses 

COL. .3-21-34 
Kiss and Make Up-PAR. 6-30-34 

La Bataille-TAP 7-10-34 

La Ciudad de Carton-F.2 zS i4 
La Cruz Y La Espada-F 2-6-34 

La Fusee-TAP 3-15-34 

La Maternelle-TAP 4-25-34 

L'ange Gardien-TAP 4-20-34 

La Sombre de Pancho 

Villa-MOD 4-10 34 

La Sombra de Pancho Villa 

COL. .1-9-34 

Last Round Up-PAR 5-11-34 

La Sangre Manda-XX. .. 5-16-34 

Last Gentleman-U A 4-28-34 

La Frochard et les Deux 

Orphelines-XX 2-8-34 

Laughing Boy-MGM 5-12-34 

Lazy Kiver-MGM ...4-3-34 

Le Serment-PRX 3-1S-3* 

Let's Be Ritzy- U 5-18-34 

Let's Fall in Love-COL. 1-20-34 

Let's Talk it Over-U 6-16-34 

Let's Try Again — RKO. 6-22 34 
Lite of Vergie Winters-RKO 


Line-Up, The-COL 4-17-34 

Little Man, What Now? 

U. .6-1-34 
Little Miss Marker-PAR. 5-19-34 

Lone Cowboy-PAR 1-27-34 

Looking for Trouble-UA. 2-21-34 

Lost Jungle-MAS 5-9-34 

Loud Speaker-MOP 5-8-34 

Lost Patrol-RKO 2-9-34 

Love Birds-U ..5-4-34 

Love Captive-U 6-7-34 

Love Past Thirty-FR 2-14-34 

Luegen Auf Ruegen-XX . 1-5-34 

Lucky Texan-MOP 1-6-34 

Madame Spy-F 2-10-34 

Man from Utah-MOP. . .5-23-34 
Man of Two Worlds-RKO 


Man Trailer-COL 5-23-34 

Man With Two Faces 

FN. .7-12-34 

Mandalay-FN 2-15-34 

Manhattan Melodrama-MGM 

Manhattan Love Song- 

MOP. .4-17-34 
Many Happy Returns-PAR 

Marrying Widows-TOW . 5-18-34 

Massacre-FN 1-18-34 

Meanest Gal in Town-RKO, 

Melodia Prohibida-X X . . . 3-28-34 
Melody in Spring-PAR. 3-31-34 
Men in White-MGM ..3-28-34 
Merry Frinks-FN 6-27-34 

Title KtviewH 

Merry Wives of Reno-WA 6-9-34 

Midnight-U 3 7-34 

Midnight Alibi-FN 7-5-34 

Miss Fane's Baby is 

Stolen-PAR 1-20-34 

Modern Hero, A-WA ... .4-3-34 
Money Means Nothing- 

MOP. .5-15-34 
Monte Carlo Nights-MOP 


Moth, The-MAR ..3-9-34 

Moulin Rouge-UA 1-10-34 

Mother, 1905-AM 6-2-34 

Murder on the Blackboard 

RKO. .6-5-34 
Murder at the Vanities- 

PAR. .5-18-34 
Murder in the Museum- 

PRO. .6-27-34 
Murder in the Private Car 

MGM. .7-10-34 
Murder in Trinidad-F ...5-16-34 

Myrt and Marge-U 1-16-34 

Mystery Liner-MOP .. 2-28-34 
Mystery of Mr. X-MGM . 2-24-34 

Mystery Ranch-STE 5-26-34 

Nana-UA 2-2-34 

Nell Gwyn-UA 7-12-34 

W.iith Uuest. The-COL ..3-3-34 
No Funny Business-PRI . 3-10-34 
No Greater Glory-COL. .3-14-34 
Mo More Women-PAR .3-3-34 
Notorious Sophie Lang-PAR. 

Now I'll Tell-F 5-26-34 

Oded the Wanderer-PA. .5-22-34 
Of Human Bondage- 

RKO. .6-27-34 
Old-Fashioned Way-PAR. 7-14-34 
U sen's Big Moment-F. .. 1-9-34 

One Is Guilty-COL 5-3-34 

One Night of Love-COL. . 7-6-34 
Once to Every Woman 

COL 3 24-34 

Orders Is Orders 5-4-34 

Operator 13-MGM 6-2-34 

Orient Expiess-F 2-28-34 

Palooka-UA 2-1-34 

Parada Rezerwistow-CAP. 5-2-34 

Pecados de Amor-XX 4-25-34 

Pettersson & Bendel-SC A .2-24-34 

Picture Brides-FD 4 24-34 

Poor Rich, The-U 4-5-34 

Prince of Wales-GB 4-24-34 

Private Scandal-PAR 6-15-34 

Public Stenographer 

Prokurator-XX 5-29-34 

MAR. .1-10-34 

Quitter, The-CHE 3-14-i* 

Rabbi's Power-XX 6-2-34 

Racketeer Round-up-THO 


Rafter Romance-RKO 1-9-34 

Randy Rides Alone-MOP. 6-14-34 

Rawhide Mail-MAR 6-5-34 

Registered Nurse-FN ...6-1-34 
Return of the Terror 

FN. .7-10 34 

Riding Thru-STE 2-24-34 

Riptide-MGM 3-31-34 

Road to Ruin-TRU 2-21-34 

Roman Einer Nacht-XX . .6-23-34 
Romance in Budapest-XX 5-11-34 
S. A. Mann Brand-BAV . 5-29-34 

Sadie McKee-MGM 5-12-34 

Sagrario-XX 1-24-34 

Search for Beauty-PAR. 2-1 0-34 
Sensation Hunters-MOP. . 1-3-34 
Shadows of Sing Sing-COL. 


Title Revinvrd $ 

She Loves Me Not-PAR. 7-19-34 
She Made Her Bed-PAR. 4-27-34 
Shoot the Works PAR. . .7-7-34 j 

Show-Off-MGM i-17-34 

Simple Tailor. The- AM . .2-24-34 
Sing and Like It-RKO. .4-14-34 
Sisters Under the Skin-COL. 


Six of a King-PAR 1-24-34 

Sixteen Fathoms Deep- 

MOP .1-19-34 

Sleepers East-F 4-24-34 

Smarty-WA 4-12-34 

Smoking Guns-U 7-20-34 

Sons of the Desert-MGM. 1-6-34 

Sorrell and Son-UA 5-29-34; 

Speed Wings-COL 3 27-34 

Spitfire-RKO 2-23-34 

Stamboul Quest-MGM 7-7-34 

Stand Up and Cheer-F. .4-20-34 

Star Packer-MOP 7-3-34 

Stingaree-RKO 5-12-34 

Straightaway-COL .....1-16 34 
Stricn Durch Die Rechnung- 

UFA .3 6-34 
Strictly Dynamite RKO . . . 7-5-34 
Such Women Are Danger- 

ous-F 6-9 34 

Success at Any Price-RKO 

Su Ultima Cancion-CIN .3-30-34 I , 
Sweden, Land of the Vikings 

BO.. 1-6-34 I 

Szpieg-MAJ 3-6-34 

Tannenberg-XX 4 6-34 

Tante Gusti Kommandiert- 

XX.. 5 7-34 
Tarzan and His Mate- 

MGM.. 4-16-34 
Tausend Fuer Eine Nacht- 
XX 2-14-34 
Tell-Tale Heart-buV. . .'.' 6-21-34 | 

Texas Tornado-FD 2-28 

These Thirty Years- 

BON. .5 24-34 1 

Thin Man, The-MGM 5-23-34 

Thirty Day Princess-PAR 5-12-34 
This Man is Mine-RKO ... 3-8-34 
This Side of Heaven-MGM 

Thundering Herd-PAR .. 3-31-34 

Tiburon XX 4-20-34 

Tracy Rides-STE 5-5-34 

Trail Drive-U 1-3-34 

Three on a Honeymoon-F 


Trenck-XX 4-10-34 

Trumpet Blows-PAR ...4-14-34 
Twentieth Century-COL. . 5-4-34 
Twin Husbands-INV ...5-9-34 

Two Alone— RKO 4-7-34 

20 Mil. ion Sweethearts-FN 

Uncertain Lady-U .... 4-20-34 
Unknown Blonde MAJ . .4-19-34 
Unknown Soldier Speaks 

LIN.. 5-26-34 
Unsere Fahne Flattert Uns 

Voran-UFA 7-lO-<4 

Upper World-WA 5-25-34 

Very Honorable Guy, A- 

FN.. 5-18-34 

Viva Villal-MGM 4 12-34 

Voice in the Night-COL . 4-24-34 

War's End-XX 5-18-34 

We're Not Dressing-PAR. 4-26-34 
West of the Divide — MOP 

Wharf Angel-PAR ...4-21-34 
What's Your Racket?-MAY 

3 6-34 

Wheels of Destiny-U 3-28-34 

Where Sinners Meet- 

RKO.. 4-19-34 

Whir'pool-COL 5-5-34 

White Heat-PIN 6-15-34 

Whom the Gods Destroy 

COL. .7-12-341 
Wie Man Maenner Fesselt 

XX.. 5-22-34 
Wie Sag Ich's Meinnem 

Mann?-XX 1-24-34 

Wild Cargo-RKO 3-24-34 

Woman in Command-GB . 5-29-34 
Witching Hour-PAR ...4-28-34 
Woman Condemned- 

MAR.. 4-20-34 
Woman Unafraid-GOP. .3-27-34 

Wonder Bar-FN 2-17-34 

World in Revolt-MEN ... 6-9-34 

World Moves On-F .6-30 34 

You Can't Buy Everything 

M-G-M. 2-1-34 
You Made Me Love You 

MAJ.. 5-31-34 
You're Telling Me-PAF 


■ *""*] 


Monday, July 23, 1934 





TEMPA BEACH— Tempa by C. Harking. 

Changes in Ownership 

BALBOA — Ritz, transferred to Balboa 
Imuse. Co. by Madame La Rue. BLYTHE 
— Liberty, transferred to Robt. Dunnigan by 
.. B. Todd. BREA — Brea, transferred to C. 
Cdwards by L. W. Allen. EL SERENO — 
"!ameo, transferred to Edward Perkins Thea. 
?orp. by W. J. Edwards. LOS ANGELES— 
ilysian, transferred to Mr. R. M. Fletcher 
y Fletcher & Smith. MENLO PARK— New 
tfenlo, transferred to R. J. Holmes and Fred. 
Smith by A. Eschelbach. OAKLAND— 
Arabian, transferred to Lewis T. Guther by 
W. Carbine; Royal, transferred to Mrs. 
irillie Price by John Cooper; Rialto, trans- 
erred to Jesperson & Dippo by Rialto The- 
Iter Corp. SAN FRANCISCO— Parkview, 
ransferred to John Phillips by Stanley Grif- 
fin. SANTA MONICA— Wilshire, trans- 
k1 to Duesuern & Seal by Fairfax The 
i. SHERMAN — Marquis, transferred to 
Price & Gorsace bv Mark Hansen. UP- 
LANDS — Studio, transferred by B. G. 
Meyers. WILLITS— Majestic, transferred 
to George Smith by Willits Thea. Corp. 


AYALON— Riviera, by Catilina Island Co. 
CARPINTERIA— Alcazar, by Wm. Swanson. 
LONG BEACH— Palace, bv Pacific Nat'l; 
Pike, bv I. Victor; Stanley, by Albert Gal- 
lon. LOMITA — Lomita, by Lewis I. Levin- 
N. HOLLYWOOD— Valley, bv Slat 
fery & Foy. SAN FRANCISCO— Capitol. 
SAN DIEGO— Orpheum, by Harry Hart- 
an: Southside, by E. W. Metzer. WATTS 
■Wattes, by I. Val Levy. YREKA— Miner. 


MITA— Lomita. LOS ANGELES— Presi- 
lent; San Carlos. SAN DIEGO— Southside. 



WASHINGTON — Mid City, by Louis 
Bernheimer. DEANWOOD — Strand, by 
mis Bernheimer. 

Changes in Ownership 

CHICAGO— E. A. R.. transferred to Harry 
Balaban by E.A.R. Amuse. Co.; Homan, 
transferred to S'-hoenstadt & Sons: Parkway 
transferred to Van Nomikos by L. Roth & 
Sens. ARTHUR— Lamar (Garden), trans- 
ferred to W. H. Hoffman by Mrs. Geo. Thom- 
AUGUSTA— Hoslep, transferred to 
Chas. Hoslep. 


CHICAGO— Lexin<rton (Re-open); Park- 
way 7-8. HIGHLAND PARK— Alcyon. 


CHICAGO— Archer: New Mable. AUGUS- 
TA— Hoslep. CHAMPAIGN— Orpheum (for 
summer). CL T BA — Orpheum (for summer). 
FREEPORT— Lindo; Patio; Strand. GALES- 

Apollo; Gem. WEST CHICAGO— West 
Chicago (demolished). 

Changes in Ownership 

SUTLER— Butler, transferred to W. A. 
Warner. FT. WAYNE— State, transferred 
to M. E. Lansdawne. GOSHEN— Lincoln, 
transferred to Jack Rose by Archie Robinson. 
INDIANAPOLIS— Hollywood, transferred to 
Shoemaker & Nicholson; Washington, trans- 
ferred to Ralph Gunion. LOGANSPORT— 
Paramount and Luna, transferred to Gregory 
& Valos. MONTPELIER— Palace, trans- 
ferred to R. B. Shadle. NEW HARMONY 
— Harmonie, transferred to H. E. Webb. 
OAKLAND CITY— Storm, transferred to J. 
B. King. ORLEANS— State, transferred to 
Harry Palmer. SOUTH BEND — White 
Eagle, transferred to Helen Sczemaski by 
Julius Fedor. WARREN — Mystic, transferred 
to Clevenger Bros, by Phil Sharon. 



MONY — Harmonie. 


INDIANAPOLIS — Washington (temp.); 
Two Johns: Hollywood; Cozy; Indiana; Lin- 
coln CAYUGA — Princess. CONNERS- 
VI LLE— Auditorium 7-18 to 7-29. N. MAN- 
CHESTER— Marshall. RICHMOND— Indi- 
ana. OOLITIC— Oolitic. FORT WAYNE— 
Indiana. BOSWELL — Roxy. VEEDERS- 
BURGH— Tokyo. BROOK— Brook. 

Changes in Ownership 

DUNLAP— Dunlap, transferred to C. C. 
Moore by W. C. Bowker. MISSOURI 
VALLEY — Rialto, transferred to Central 
States Theater by Vernon Brown. SHEN- 
ANDOAH — Mayfair, transferred to Chas. 
Stuart (eff. 7-17-34) by Shirley Leavitt. 
SIOUX CITY— Granada, transferred to E. 
E. Seff by A. Sadoff. MISSOURI VALLEY 
—-Rialto, transferred to Central States The- 
aters Corp. 



Changes in Ownership 

BAXTER SPRINGS— New Baxter, trans 
ferred to Jerome J. Crane by Mr. Grantham. 
CHENEY— Cheney (Chg. to Cheney Mer- 
chants) . transferred to C. S. Hinkson & H. 
C. Ausherman by O. F. Sullivan. OSKA 
LOOS A — DeLuxe, (Chg. to Gem Theater), 
transferred to Glen McConnell by W. A. 
Payne. WAMEGO — Columbia, transferred te 
S. E. Fillingham by Chas. Stanley. 


NEODESHA— Gem, by A. J. Long (new). 
VERMILLION— Lone star, by Smith Bros. 


SCOTT — Liberty. HALSTEAD — Ideal 
NEODESHA— Crescent (dismantled). 

Changes in Ownership 

SCOTTSVriJ.E— New Ace, transferred to 
C. M. Caldwell. CLAY— Palace, transferred 
to Mr. Caiman. PIKESVILLE— Weddington, 
transferred to Pikesville Amuse. Co. by S. 


LOUTSVTLLE — Aristo (re-open). 
BURKESVTLLE— Rrook (new theater). 


ST. MATTHEWS— Evelann. MT. OLI- 
VET— Gem. 


—Wells Beach. OGUNOUTT -Leavitt The 
iter. KEN NEBUNKPORT— Lyric: Strand 
SPRINGS— Pavillion. 

Changes in Ownership 

SNOW HTLL — Opera House, transferred 
to H. S. Lichtman. by C. W. Outten. 


BALTIMORE— Little, bv H. A. Blum. 

NEW WINDSOR — Windsor, bv R. W. 

Brown. SNOW HILL— Opera House, by 
Henry Lichtman. 

Changes in Ownership 

WALPOLE— Elite, transferred to C, e o. II. 
Ferran by Geo. Husson. BOSTON— Tre 
mont, transferred to F. Lieberman by I 


Nfypmuck Park. OCEAN BLUFF— Ocean 
Bluff Casino. 


Premicer. GARDINER— Uptown. SPRING- 
Academy. FAIRHAVEN— American. MARL- 
BORO— Pastime. RANDOLPH— Stetson. 

Changes in Ownership 

NORTH BRANCH— Strand, transferred to 
Bernard Leach by R. L. Sherman. DE- 
TROIT — Eastown, transferred to Garten 
Amuse. Co. by United Detroit Theaters; For- 
est, transferred to Jacob Schreiber by J. C. 


JACKSON— Capitol (re-opening), by W. 
S, Butterfield Theaters. CASSAPOLIS— 
Colonial (now Gem) (re-opening), by Rus- 
sell B. Hupp. HILLSDALE — Alhambra 
(new theater), by Howard Lane. STURGIS 

Roxy (new theater open 8-15), by O. J. 


—Majestic. PORT HURON — Desmond. 
Post. YPSILANTI— Martha Washington. E. 
TROIT— State; Mayfair. PETERSBURG - 
Garden. HOLLY— Liberty. 

Changes in Ownership 

BALATON — Gem, transferred to E. A. 
Timm by H. F. Ankum. JASPER— Happy 
Hour, transferred to Chris Elverson by S. L. 
Hull. REDBY— Lvceum, transferred to Karl 
Karlstad by E. G. Gannon. MARSHALL — 
State, transferred to Ray Hiller bv Twin 
City Thea. Co. 


COOK— Comet. COMFREY — Comfrey. 
GOODHUE— Gorman Hall. REDBY- -Lyce 

— LaFayette. OSLO— Cozy. HERMAN— 


Grand. PRINCETON — Grand. WINNE- 
BAGO— Princess. HAYFIELD— New Hay- 
field. JANESVILLE— Century. RAYMOND 
- Park (Opera House). ST. PAUL - 
World. STILLMAN— Majestic. WATER- 



Changes in Ownership 

GLASGOW — Orpheum, transferred to 
John Surbant. PLAINS — Liberty, trans 
ferred to Cliff Byler by W. A. Simons 
Amuse. Co. 


SWEETGRASS— Liberty (Fire). 

Changes in Ownership 

BLUE HILL — Sterling, transferred to M. 
A. Clark. LINCOLN — Rialto, transferre 1 
to Cornhusker Theaters, Inc. by Calvin Bard. 
LINCOLN — State, transferred to Cornhusk- 
er Theaters, Inc. by State Theaters Inc. 
OMAHA — Maryland, transferred to M. Ma- 
rino by Epstein Theaters. ORLEANS - 
Orleans, transferred to H. C. Ebmeier bj 
E. R. Linderman. PIERCE— Strand, trans- 
ferred to Eric Wesselmau by R. Seidl. 
WALTHILL— Sun. transferred to Fred R. 
Baker by W. L. Wadlow. 






JACKSON— Town Hall, by Geo. Gould. 
NEW LONDON— Memorial Theater, by W. 
H. Kidder. WHITEFIELD— Little Theater, 
by A. F. Stoughton. 


The smartest and most delightful of 
dinner and supper-dancing rendezvous, 
the St. Moritz Sky Gardens afford one 
of the most beautiful views in al. Man- 
hattan. Here, on the terraces over- 
looking Central Park, you dine or sup 
on summer evenings in a charming, 
starlit atmosphere, far above the city's 
noise and bustle. 

The Sky Gardens offer a splendid es- 
cape from summer heat. 

f~/[ Kjiici rLL Lcj hx In ct 

C^ampctiaYi or Uonfioence 

X^here Cjre lOwo JSasic Ubllqations {Involved On \Lke 
Sellinq of Pictures: \\Jne Ubliqation of Jjeiivcri^ and 
that of Ofcceptance. L{ncerLijinq Jjotk SJs Of Sentiment 
Chat Oxtenos Jjeuono die ( Written (contract 


is proud to announce that arrangements have been 
completed whereby its feature pictures for the 
year 1934-1935 will be played on 




Slightly amplifying this cold statement in type 
there is the larger meaning that COLUMBIA 
PICTURES will be playing the finest theatres in 
the United States. The creation of such a situation 
carries with it the definite implication of confidence. 
Such confidence on the part of LOEWS could 
only be based on the past performances of 
COLUMBIA and the place COLUMBIA is taking 
in the motion picture industry. 

Such confidence as COLUMBIA has in 
LOEWS can only be based on the time-honored 
position LOEWS occupies not only as regards its 
theatres and its aggressive showmanship but on its 
universally accepted standard for fair play and fair 

•7 /- ML fLTI 

•oUcmbLCL u/f larches LAt L^hi 

Intimate in Character 
International in Scope 
Independent in Thought 

The Daily Newspaper 
Of Motion Pictures 
Now Sixteen Years Old 

VOL. LXVI. NC. 19 

NEW YCCr, TIJESDAy, JLLY 24, 1934 


Pettijohn Answers Steffes on Cancellation Plan 


63 Features Being Distributed by First Division 


... of morals 



VA/E ARE living in an age of democracy. 
' » The average American seems well 
atisfied with our rather stabilized policy 
"the greatest good for the greatest 
umber." All of which is bringing us to 
he query of just what do the church folks 
esire as moral movie standards? We are 
earing much ado about what's wrong with 
he screen, but have heard little of what 
>ur good church friends would set up in 
he way of standards. About the sanest 
nd most constructive observation on the 
ubject was brought out the other day at 
luncheon we had with Louis Nizer of the 
ilm Boards, and Harry Brandt, president 
the Independent Theater Owners of 
«lew York, two extremes on the industry 
pendulum. Louis Nizer termed it the 
emocracy of morals. 

t ▼ r 

F we are to have moral standards of the 
movies, who is to set them? The pro- 
ucers of Hollywood with their flare for 
he sensational and their extreme sense o' 
ophistication? Obviously no. Should it 
; the church prelates? Again, no. At 
ast if the screen is to survive. To re- 
uce it to the level of the fourteen-year-old 
hild would be both artistic and commercial 
trangulation. Who, then? Why, the great 
9 per cent of our population. Your neigh- 
or and mine. The men and women who 
ave made these United States the greatest 
ation on earth. The morals of the day 
s they see them, as they know them, and 
they live them. Morals change the same 
customs. We are living in 1934, not in 
i dark ages. The screen must be kept 
lean. It must also keep well within the 
emocracy of morals. 

T T T 

'HAT the industry has nothing to be 
ashamed of and should defend itself 
as agreed by both Nizer and Brandt. That 
is defense of reputation should have the 
Dnest and enthusiastic cooperation of ev- 
y man and woman in the industry is ob- 
ous. The good name of ell is under a 
oud. "One thing is certain," says Brandt 
There is not a single theater in the coun- 
y that could survive if forced to show 
nly those pictures as suggested on a re- 
ent white list." 

Will Handle Product of 11 

Independent Producers 

During New Season 

Sixty-three features, represent- 
ing the product of 11 independent 
producing companies, will be dis- 
tributed during 1934-35 by First 
Division. Twenty Monogram fea- 
tures will be released by the com- 
pany in New York,, Philadelphia 
and eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware 
and Northern New Jersey. Eight 
Liberty productions will be distrib- 
uted in Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, 

(Continued on Page 3) 


London — Abolition of the British 
quota, or a reduction to 10 per cent 
until such time as a quality stand- 
ard in quota pictures can be deter- 
mined, will be sought by the C.E.A. 
through the Board of Trade. De- 
cision was made at a meeting of 
the General Council of the C.E.A. 

22 Fox Productions 

Set for Music Hall 

Contract for 22 Fox pictures to 
play the Radio City Music Hall dur- 
ing 1934-35 season was closed yes- 
terday by John D. Clark, general 
manager of distribution for Fox 

No New Film Securities 

Out of 713 new security listings filed 
under the Securities Act of 1933 with 
the Federal Trade Commission and be- 
coming effective during the fiscal year 
ended June 30, last, no film industry 
was included, according to the com- 
plete list made public yesterday. 


Belief that the setting up of a na- 
tional board composed of represen- 
tatives of the Catholic, Jewish and 
Protestant clergy to exercise super- 
vision over the production of mo- 
tion picture was inevitable, was ex- 
Dressed yesterday by Rev. Jas. A. 
McCaffrey, chairman of the Inter- 
faith Committee following a meet- 
ing of the committee in the rectory 
of Holy Cross Church. 

Under questioning, Rev. McCaf- 
frey denied that he was authorized 
to speak for the Council of Catholic 

(Continued on Page 6) 

Breen to See Stories 

Before Filming Starts 

Wet Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — As a further check to 
keep objectionable material from the 
screen, all stories and scenarios will 
hereafter be submitted to Joseph I 
Breen for approval before they go 
into production. 

Cancellation Privilege Designed 
To Aid Sincere Exhib— Pettijohn 

Remaking "Dark Angel" 

We*t Coast Buy.. THE FILM DAILY 
Hollywood — "The Dark Angel", pro- 
duced as a silent with Ronald Colman 
and Vilma Banky in the leads, will be 
re-made by Samuel Goldwyn for his 
United Artists schedule. Goldwyn at 
present has "We Live Again" and "Kid 
Millions" before the cameras. 

Purpose of distributors in grant- 
ing exhibitors the privilege to can- 
cel films released before July 15 
against which there is local protesl 
was to help sincere theater owners 
who might be faced with an actual 
complaint on moral grounds in his 
particular community, says C. C 
Pettijohn, general counsel of the 

(Continued on Page 6) 

First Appeal Carried to 

Administrator is 

Turned Down 

First request of the NRA for a 
review of a decision and determina- 
tion of the Code Authority was re- 
fused yesterday by Sol A. Rosen- 
blatt. The original complaint for 
alleged overbuying was heard by 
the Dallas grievance board and 
concerned Rubin Frels of the Up- 
town and Victoria theaters, Victoria, 
Tex., against Jefferson Amusement 
Co., operators of the Queen The- 
ater in Victoria. Decision of the 
Dallas board giving Frels a split 

(Continued on Page 3) 


Subsequent to the acceptance by 
the Federal Court of the Loew- 
Warner bid for the Fox Metropol- 
itan Playhouses, to be presented 
Aug. 6, to Judge Mack, Loew and 
Warner will take over operation of 

(Continued on Page 6) 

All-Sound Policy Slated 
For New York Paramount 

When the New York Paramount 
goes on an extended-run basis Aug. 
17, it will be on a straight sound 
policy, with flesh entertainment 
dropped. Following "Cleopatra," the 
(Continued on Page 2) 

Caught in Own Trap 

Rev. Jas. A. McCaffrey, pastor of 
Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church and 
chairman of the New York Interfaith 
Committee, is an innocent victim of 
the clean film campaign being spon- 
sored by the churches, he confessed 

"Some movies are awfully good," said 
Rev. McCaffrey, "but I am afraid to 
go around the corner to see them. 
Someone might see me and liken me 
to the kind of fellow who publicly ap- 
proved of prohibition but went out to 
get drunk." 




Tuesday, July 24, 1934 

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Two Paramount Leases 
Up For Hearing Thursday 

Hearing on two show cause orders 
relating to Paramount coast the- 
atrical properties were set yesterday 
for Thursday by Special Master 
John E. Joyce. 

In one order the Paramount trus- 
tees ask approval of a proposed 
lease of the Paramount Theater, Los 
Angeles, to the Partmar Corp., con- 
trolled by Fanchon & Marco. The 
proposed lease runs from Mar. 1 
1934, to Aug. 1, 1934, at a rental 
ranging from $1,750 to $2,500 week- 
ly against 12% per cent of the gross. 

The second order is intended to 
eliminate Paramount from all inter ; 
est in the Edison Building and Mil- 
lion Dollar Theater and to settle aU 
outstanding claims against the Third 
& Broadway Corp., the wholly- 
owned Paramount subsidiary which 
formerly controlled the property. 

All-Sound Policy Slated 
For New York Paramount 

{Continued from Page 1) 

opening film under the new arrange- 
ment, the house will show "She 
Loves Me Not," with Bing Crosby 
and Miriam Hopkins; Marlene Die- 
trich in "Scarlet Empress"; Mae 
West in "Belle of the Nineties"; 
"Now and Forever"; "Mrs. Wiggs 
of the Cabbage Patch," "College 
Rhythm" and "Pursuit of Happi- 
ness." Price scale will remain the 

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"Director Henry Hathaway was so 
pleased with the way Shirley Temple 
performed several difficult scenes in 
'Now and Forever' that he gave her a 
glass bow! of hand-painted turtles." 

Max Ascher Passes 

Chicago — Max Ascher, pioneer 
local exhibitor and member of the 
firm of Ascher Brothers, at one 
time owning the biggest circuit of 
straight film houses in the country, 
died Saturday in Michael Reese 
Hospital. He was 45 years old and 
had been ill for a long time. 

Frank R, Tate Dead 

St. Louis — Frank R. Tate, build- 
er of theaters, including the first 
motion picture house here in 1906 
and the George M. Cohan on Broad- 
way, died Sunday after a year's 

Mort Goldberg Back to Chicago 

Memphis — Mort D. Goldberg, at- 
torney for G. C. S. Circuit, has re- 
turned to Chicago after straighten- 
ing out legal matters with Arm- 
strong, McCadden & Allen in con- 
nection with the Sunday sandwich- 
movie controversy here. The grand 
jury again refused to indict Charles 
Mensing, manager of the Orpheum, 
for getting around the blue laws by 
charging for a sandwich and show- 
ing the movies free. 

The Orpheum has Mitzi Green 
and Evelyn Brent booked for the 
week of July 26, with Ben Bernie 
coming in September. 

"Baby" Extended Two Days at Roxy 

Originally scheduled to end its 
four-week run at the Roxy tomor- 
row night, Shirley Temple's "Baby, 
Take a Bow" is being held over two 
more days, with "She Learned 
About Sailors" following on Friday. 

Two Appeals Heard 

Two appeals from local board de- 
cisions were heard yesterday by a 
Code Authority committee headed 
by Eddie Golden and with Eddie 
Grainger and Sam Rinzler as mem- 

Fred Walton Quits Agency 

Fred Walton has resigned from 
the Hayman & Walton casting of- 
fice. Hayman will continue to head 
his company. 

Biechele Elected Secretary 
Kansas City — R. R. Biechele has 
been elected secretary of the Kan- 
sas-Missouri Theater Ass'n by the 
board of directors. He is also treas- 

Services for M. R. Lederer 

West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — Funeral services for 
Maitland Rice Lederer, studio exe- 
cutive who died Saturday of a heart 
attack, will be held a 2 oclock this 
afternoon from the Hollywood Cem- 
etery chapel. He was the son of 
George W. Lederer, veteran New 
York theatrical manager, and 
brother of Charles Lederer, screen 
writer. Also surviving is his bride 
of two months, the formerly Noreen 

Addison Gets Farewell Party 

Cleveland — H. M. Addison of 
Loew's and acting president of the 
Variety Club was honor guest at 
an all-day entertainment given by 
the club before he left for Boston 
to take up his new duties as eastern 
division manager. Program included 
a ride on E. C. Flanigon's new 50 
foot yacht. 

Mrs. Alma Walton Back on Job 

Memphis — After an absence of 
two weeks due to illness, Mrs. Alma 
Walton is back on the job as sec- 
retary of the local code boards. 
Grievance board had a general 
meeting yesterday. No complaints 
were on file. 

Luncheon for Schofberg 

Members of the Paramount for- 
eign department will give a fare- 
well luncheon at the Motion Picture 
Club on Thursday for Eugene Schof- 
berg, who sails Saturday on the 
Pennsylvania for Panama to take 
up duties for the company. 

U. A. Releases Switched 

"Our Daily Bread", King Vidor's 
new production for release through 
United Artists, has been moved up 
as the second of that company's re- 
leases for the new season. It will 
go in national distribution Aug. 10. 
"Affairs of Cellini," 20th Century 
film originally set for release Aug. 
3, has been postponed to Aug. 24. 

Cleve. Ass'n Initiating New Home | 

Cleveland — Initiation of, new 
quarters for the Cleveland M. P. 
Exhibitors Ass'n will take place 
Thursday. Location is 715 Film 

Division Administrator SOL A. ROSENBLATT 
left for the West Coast late yesterday. 

E. B. HATRICK returns from Europe toda' 
on the lie de France. 

arrived Sunday from the coast and are stoppini 
at the Warwick. 

LESTER THOMPSON, assistant to J. J 
McCarthy at the Hays office, left yesterda' 
for California in connection with the Adver 
tising Advisory Council. 

TRUMAN TALLEY, head of Fox Movietone 
and LAURENCE STALLINGS arrive today fron 
abroad on the lie de France. 

JOAN LOWELL returned from South Americ; 
yesterday on the Pastores. 

MORRIS KINZLER returned yesterday frorr 
Brant Lake, N. Y. 

PATSY KELLY arrived in New York yesterday 
from the coast for a vacation. 

FRANKIE THOMAS left New York yesterday 
for the coast to play his original role of thri 
12-year-old youngster in "Wednesday's Child' 
for RKO Radio. 

GLENDA FARRELL returned to New Yor* 
yesterday from Virginia to enter Polyclin 
Hospital for an appendix removal. 

EDMUND LOWE arrived in Chicago late last 
week for a brief visit. ISABEL JEWELL alsc 
was in the city to see the fair. 

MIKE MCCARTHY, Universal assistant sale 
manager, is scheduled for a visit to Cincinnat 
the latter part of the week. 

JOHN KRIMSKY stopped over in Cincinnat 
last week while en route to the coast. 

KING VIDOR, who recently completed "Ou 
Daily Bread" for United Artists release, arrive: 
today from the coast. 

Warner May Add Cleveland House 

Cleveland — Presence here of Loui: 
Kaufman of the Warner home of 1 , 
fice has strengthened rumors tha: 
Warner will take over the Alleri 
Theater, operated for many year^ 
by Loew, but an independent first'; 
run for the past year and a hall 
The Allen would give Warner three 
downtown houses. Others are th« 
Hippodrome and Lake. 


y: Formal dedication of new home o 

Independent Exhibitors' Protective AssV 


1313 Vine St., Philadelphia. 
to 3 P. M. 

10 A. W 

July 25: Midwest convention of Ross Federi 
Service, Chicago. 

July 26: Cleveland Motion Picture Exhibitor) 
Ass'n initiation of new quarters in Fill 
Building, Cleveland. 

Aug. 1-24: Second International Exposition o 
Cinematographic Art, Venice, Italy. 

Aug. 6: Adjourned hearing on offer of Loew<4l f 
Warner interests for Fox Metropolitan Play- 
houses, before Federal Judge Mack, Wool- 
worth Building, New York. 

Aug. 22-24: Allied Theater Owners of Ne» a 
Jersey convention, Atlantic City 

Sept. 16; North Dakota Allied meeting, Man 
dan, N. D. 

Sept. 20: A.M. P. A. Revels and Luncheon, Mo- 
tion Picture Club, New York. 

Oct. 1 : National Film Carriers conventionlF 

Oct. 29: S.M.P.E. Fall Meeting, Hotel Penn 
sylvania, New York 






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Tuesday, July 24, 1934 




{Continued from Page 1) 

of product was affirmed with modi- 
fications by the Code Authority. 

In a telegram to John C. Flinn, 
executive secretary of the Code 
Authority, Rosenblatt stated that 
the NRA declines to suspend the 
decision or to review it further for 
the following reasons; that on Dec. 
9, 1933, the Administrator con- 
trued the provisions of the exe- 
cutive order as not containing any 
right of appeal in individual cases; 
that the administration was repre- 
sented upon the presentation of the 
appeal before the Code Authority; 
that in its hearing upon the appeal 
all facts were then disclosed to the 
administration; that the adminis- 
tration was represented by the de- 
iberations of the Code Authority 
jpon the determination of such ap- 
peal; that the Code Authority's ac- 
tion was unanimous in affirming the 
manimous decision of the local 
joard upon which sat an impartial 
nember, and finally that there is 
lothing in the determination of the 
ode authority to show that it is in 
iny way contrary to the authority 
nested in it under the code. 

Rosenblatt concludes his wire by 
aying that "the ends of justice 
would not be subserved by any in- 
erference in the due process afford- 
d before the local grievance board 
ind the code authority.'" 

Sol E. Gordon, Texas attorney 
ind chairman of the board of direc- 
ors of the Jefferson Amusement 
has filed a brief with the Code 
Authority which will be officially 
resented at the Thursday meeting 
if the body. In his brief Gordon 
tates that when Jefferson Co. signed 
he assent to the code it did so 
vithout notice or knowledge of the 
)ec. 9, 1933, interpretation of the 
xecutive order covering appeals to 
he administrator. Gordon also 
tates that "the President's order 
f Nov. 27, 1933, vests in these re- 
pondents an absolute legal and 
nstitutional right to have their 
ay in court, and any construction 
laced thereon by the National Re- 
overy Administrator to the con- 
rary, is illegal, unconstitutional and 
A stay of execution of the final 
etermination which was to go into 
ffect yesterday has been asked by 
rordon, who also lists a "fair, just 
nd equitable manner" of carrying 
ut the intent and purpose of the 
nal decision. He claims that the 
ase involves the "right to buy" as 
mch as it concerns "overbuying" 
nd that the "right to buy" was 
mitted from the code. 

Gordon's brief will be considered 
y the Code Authority at the Thurs- 
ay morning session and if the 
ody decides to re-open the case, 
tie hearing will be held in the af- 

K.C. Board Rules Against "Bank Night" 

Kansas City— Local grievance board has ruled that "Bank Night" is unfair com- 
petition. The board said the stunt is a lottery in Missouri, whatever it may be 
elsewhere, an opinion in which it is sustained by the state attorney general. Edwin 
S. Young of the Roanoke, against whom complaint was filed by Mrs. A. Baier of the 
Lindbergh, has been ordered to stop the practice. Lester F. Martin of Associated 
Enterprises, operating the bank nights, said he would appeal to the Code Authority 
In St. Louis the grievance board last week ruled that bank nights are okay. 

Cincinnati Chit-Chat 

Cincinnati — Albert Shmitkin of 
Warner's Indianapolis office suc- 
ceeds Maurice White as business 
manager of the local branch on July 
30. White, who is entering exhi- 
bition, was tendered a farewell 
party last week. 

RKO will reopen the Capitol and 
the Grand the week of Labor Day. 
Latter house will resume vaude. 

Robert Schwagerle has closed the 
Ideal for the summer. 

Arthur Frudenfeld is on vaca- 
tion in Michigan. 

E. V. Dinerman of RKO is on a 
trip to New York. 

Seattle Independents Organize 

Seattle — Independent Theater 
Owners, Inc., has been incorporated 
by a group headed by Paul R. Aust 
for the purpose of combining in a 
daily advertising campaign to ex- 
ploit subsequent run pictures. 

Glenda Farrell Under Knife 

Glenda Farrell underwent an ap- 
pendicitis operation in Polyclinic 
Hospital yesterday. A report issued 
by the hospital last night said her 
condition was satisfactory. 

Cleveland Chatter 

Cleveland — First Division ex- 
change, under the management of 
Maurice Lebensburger, has moved 
into spacious new quarters in the 
Film Bldg. 

W. W. Bromberg, who is distrib- 
uting "Damaged Lives" in this ter- 
ritory, has acquired "World Of Re- 
volt" for distribution. 

J. J. Ash, M-G-M auditor, is 
spending a few weeks in the local 

Dick Deutsch Printing Company 
has moved from the Film Bldg. to 
2400 Payne Ave. 

Howard Reif, local circuit owner, 
has returned from a three weeks' 
visit in California. He drove in rec- 
ord time, making the trip each way 
in three and a half days. 

John Stone Renews Contract 

WeH Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — John Stone, asso- 
ciate producer at Fox, has signed a 
new contract for two years. He re- 
cently supervised the Shirley Tem- 
ple picture, "Baby, Take a Bow," 
and is in direct charge of all Span- 
ish productions for the company. 


(Continued from Page 1) 

Cleveland, Boston and Louisville 
exchanges. Eight Imperial features 
will be distributed in Philadelphia, 
Washington, Atlanta, Charlotte and 
New Orleans. 

The Chesterfield-Invincible line- 
up of 18 features will be handled 
in New York, Philadelphia, Buffalo, 
Washington, Albany, Pittsburgh, 
Cleveland, Cincinnati, Detroit and 
Louisville. National coverage will be 
given the three First Division pro- 
ductions, two Principal films, one 
Romance production and one Du- 
World feature. One Goldsmith pro- 
duction will be handled in Boston 
only and one Willis Kent film in 
Washington only. 

Claim Inability to Cancel 

Minneapolis — Allied Theaters of 
the Northwest has filed protest with 
the Hays office that exchanges are 
not complying with the ruling that 
theaters may cancel protested films 
with rental charges. Members 
at a meeting reported some ex- 
changes refuse to cancel films at all, 
others demand proof of objection to 
the film before cancellation and 
others that the operator take a 
previously run film in exchange at 
the same price. 


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(Continued from Page 1) 

Hays organization, in reply to an 
open letter from Al Steffes attack- 
ing the cancellation plan as inviting 
local censorship. Pettijohn's letter 
reads : 

"Your letter dated July 18 was delivered 
in the second mail at this office this morning. 
I read it in the trade papers last Saturday 
but I thought I would wait until the letter 
actually arrived here before replying. 

"It seems you do not clearly grasp the 
intentions of the various distributors in the 
action they took permitting exhibitors to can- 
cel motion pictures nationally released prior 
to July 15, then and now for some time in 
current circulation. The purpose was to per- 
mit such exhibitors as yourself to do wha' 
they thought in their best judgment was 
necessary to give their patrons wholesome, 
clean entertainment. 

"You should know that the Legion of De- 
cency issues no 'national' lists of pictures, 
that when you refer to a national listing you 
imply something that does not exist. Why 
should a Minneapolis exhibitor try to claim 
that there is a genuine protest against a pic- 
ture in his own community where his theater 
is located on the grounds that a local protes 
had been made in Brownsville, Texas, or be 
cause some organization in San Diego, Cali 
fornia, passed a resolution and requested other 
cities to do likewise? This offer should no' 
be abused by chronic contract breakers who 
seek to chisel down their film rentals by re 
pudiating their contracts. It was intended 
to help the sincere exhibitor who might b 
faced with an actual protest on moral ground 
actually existing in his community. 

"You, of course, fully appreciate that prob 
lem because you ran 'Elysia' for an extendeii 
run of several weeks; requested a cancella- 
tion of 'Alice In Wonderland,' and extended 
your booking of Miss West's 'I'm No Angel,' 
thus affording your patrons the relief you 
are talking about." 

Loew-Warner Will Handle 
Operation of Fox Houses 

(Continued from Page 1) 

the theaters. Frisch & Rinzler, op- 
erating about 40 Brooklyn houses 
under the corporate title of Rand- 
force, will continue to run their 
original group of about six theaters, 
the Film Daily learns. Plans of 
the Skouras Brothers, operators of 
a like number of the theaters, have 
not been announced. It is under- 
stood that the Fox Film franchise 
for the 1934-35 product will be part 
of the agreement and will go to the 
Loew-Warner combination. 

"Navy" Opens Big in San Antonio 

San Antonio — Warner's "Here 
Comes the Navy" opened at the Em- 
pire on Friday to a "take" that 
was short six dollars of the house's 
opening record, set by "Wonder 

Critic Suggests Remakes 

Syracuse — -Endorsing a suggestion in 
THE FILM DAILY, Chester L. Bahn, 
cinema critic of the "Syracuse Herald," 
lists in his column a number of famous 
films which he would like to see re- 
made with present-day stars in the cast 
and with the added advantages of mod- 
ern technical developments. Heading 
his list is "Birth of a Nation," followed 
by "Hunchback of Notre Dame," 
"Covered Wagon," "Ben Hur," "Va- 
riety," "Sea Hawk," "Quo Vadis," "If 
I Were King," "Robin Hood," "Little 
Old New York," "If Winter Comes," 
"Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall," 
' Scaramouch?" and "Peter Pan." 

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• • • THE SERIES of one-act plays recently staged at 
the M-G-M studios as a development of their "laboratory the- 
ater" experiment has proved so successful that the plan 
is to be elaborated 

• • • A THREE-ACT play, "All Good Americans" 

was recently presented by the M-G-M junior stock players at 
the Music Box theater in Hollywood the play was orig- 
inally filmed at the studio under the title "Paris Interlude" 

this was said to be the first time a motion picture company 
has produced a legitimate stage play in a Hollywood theater. 

• • • A SECOND play, "Wind and the Rain," by Merton 

Hodge is being considered for production soon with George 

Walcott and Agnes Anderson in the leading roles Maurice 

Revnes is the producer and Oliver Hinsdell will direct 

this series of plays will not be open to the public 

attendance will be limited to studio execs, directors and writers 

the entire purpose of the performances is to acquaint 

studio folks with the talent represented among the company's 
younger stock players 

• • • POSTCARDING from the famous Waikiki Beach 

at Honolulu Ed Schiller sends his best to all the gang 

and sez he is feeling fine And Martin and Osa John- 
son send a special postcard from British Uganda the 

photo showing the explorer's airplane circling low around a 

charging rhino Martin and the missus are on the way 


• • • A BRITISH lad had a bright idea so he 

thought he made nude tests of movie-struck gals 

but first thing you know he was jammed up in court proceed- 
ings and lost heavily now he is getting the razzberry 
wherever he goes in jolly ole Lunnon if he had won the 
court test he would have been a Great Guy 

• • • QUITE A turnout for lunch at the Empey Club 

yesterday including Charles R. Rogers, Eugene Zukor 

Howard Dietz, Phil Reisman, Austin Keough, Harold Rodner, 
Morton Spring, Jack Shapiro, Laurence Bolognino, Ed Schnitzer, 
Isadore Perse, Herman Zenker, Charles Zenker 

• • • ON THE writing staff of Paramount's Short Sub- 
ject Dep't turning out scripts is Bert Ennis, former 

publicity chief of Columbia and the Roxy theater Martin 

Berkeley and Paul Groll opened a play by Herbert Crooker 

at the Caldwell Summer theater at Caldwell, N. J. last nite 
play is titled "Made In Heaven" cast includes Ed- 
mund McDonald, Adrianne Marden, Kathleen Lowry, Gloria Gill 

Gloria Palmer has been signed for a role in "Gigolette" 

the forthcoming Select Pictures feature scheduled to start 

production at the Biograph studios on July 30 under super- 
vision of Burt Kelly 


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Bishops, the national organization 
of the Catholic Church, but said that 
he expected that body to convene 
shortly with the national organiza- 
tions of the Protestant and Jewish 
clergy to take up establishment of 
a national board of control. 

Stating that the Hays' organiza- 
tion had been unable to enforce the 
production codes set up in 1922 and 
1930, Rev. McCaffrey said: 

"There should be a controlling 
board to see that the producers live 
up to the 1930 code, which meets 
with the approval of all decent 

The Interfaith Committee decided 
yesterday that the city-wide cam- 
paign would go forward along the 
lines previously mapped out, and ar- 
ranged to meet again Aug. 6th in 
Holy Cross Lyceum Hall when it is 
expected that each borough and ad- 
jacent territories such as Westches- 
ter will be represented by key men. 
These key men will include members 
of the Catholic, Protestant and Jew- 
ish clergy, who will take charge of 
the campaign in their boroughs by 
circulating and obtaining signatures 
on pledges to refrain from patroniz- 
ing "bad" movies. 

National action will be left to 
the national bodies of the churches, 
Rev. McCaffrey said. He mentioned 
that among various organizations 
which had written in pledging the 
support of their members to the 
clean film campaign was the Inter- 
collegiate Democratic League. A 
report several days ago from I. Rob- 
ert Broder, president of the Asso- 
ciation for the Preservation of Stags 
and Screen stated that this same 
organization would support his as- 
sociation in its counter-movement to 
the church campaign. 

Those attending yesterday's In- 
terfaith Committee, besides Rev. 
McCaffrey, were Dr. Sydney E. 
Goldstein, Dr. William Rosenblum 
and Dr. Henry Carpenter of the 
Federal Council of Churches of 
Christ in America. 

Spokane Bars Dog-Racing 

Spokane — Exhibitors here won't 
need to worry about dog-racing com- 
petition, the prosecuting attorney 
having declared he will not allow 
the sport. 

J. Farrell MacDonald Gets Ranch 

Seattle — J. Farrell MacDonald 
has left the movies to operate a dude 
ranch near Cottage Grove, Ore. 

Joke's on Them 

New Orleans — Best joke of the week 
in film circles here took place at last 
week's meeting of exchange managers 
when the Film Board of Trade named 
a conservation committee whose duties 
are to make monthly inspection of 
exchanges. The committee picked con- 
sists of the three who did not attend 
the meeting — C. J. Briant, Dick Frank 
and Ernest Landaiche. 

| **'*'«1 


Tuesday, July 24, 1934 




Changes in Ownership 

GLASSBORO — Glassboro, transferred to 
Glassboro Amuse. Corp. by Glassboro The- 
ater, Inc. NEW EGYPT— Isis, transferred 
to Geo. Davis by Isis Theater Co. JERSEY 
CITY — Orpheum, transferred to Leon Rosen- 
blatt by Union Theater Co. FORDS— Fords 
Playhouse, transferred to Fords Playhouse, 
Inc. by J. E. Ring. 




SECAUCUS— Community 5-19-34. S. AM- 
BOY— Empire 5-19-34. FORDS— Fords. 

MATTAWAN— Mattawan. NEWARK— Mt. 
Prospect. CAMDEN — Star. CARNEY'S 
POINT— Y. M. C. A. 

Changes in Ownership 

New York State— BUFFALO — Central 
Park, transferred to Mac-Alt Amuse. Corp. 
by Central Park. Th. Corp., Basil Bros. 
BUFFALO — Little German, transferred to 
Herman Endres by Lydia J. Bhel'ng. MAY- 
VILLE — Carlson, transferred to Carlson Bros. 
Bakery by S. Mattison. ROCHESTER — 
P'aza, transferred to Jos. H. Schuler. SHER- 
MAN — Ritz, transferred to Harry Wake b 
N. W. Russell. 

New York City — MANHATTAN — Ra- 
mona (1763 Amsterdam Ave.), transferred 
to Marvin Amuse. Corp. by Mona Th. Corp. ; 
Harlem Opera House (211 W. 125th St.). 
transferred to Leo Brecher by Man Play, 
Inc.; Yorktown (2409 Bway.), transferred 
to RKO by Yorktown Th. Inc.: Midtown 
(2626 Bway.), transferred to RKO by Mid- 
way Th. Inc.; Uptown (170th St. & Bway.). 
transferred to RKO by Uptown Ent. Inc.; 
Costello (23 Ft. Washington Ave.), trans- 
ferred to RKO by Ft. Washington Theater 
Co.; Apollo (126 Clinton St.), transferred 
to Mayer & Schneider by Manhattan Play- 
■houses, Inc.; Bijou (193 Avenue B), trans- 
ferred to Mayer & Schneider by Manhattan 
Playhouses; Clinton (80 Clinton St.), trans- 
ferred to Mayer & Schneider by Manhattan 
Playhouses. Tnc; Cosmo (176 E. 116th). trans- 
ferred to Mayer & Schneider by Manhattan 
Playhouses, Inc.; Florence, 85 E. Bway.). 
transferred to Mayer & Schneider by Man 
hattan Playhouses, Inc.; Harlem Grand (117 

E. 125th St.), transferred to Mayer & Schnei- 
der by Manhattan Playhouses, Inc.; Palest n» 
(11 Clinton St.), transferred to Mayer & 
Schneider by Manhattan Playhouses, Inc. ; 
Hollywood (98 Ave. A), transferred to Mayer 
& Schneider by Manhattan Playhouses, Inc. 
Jewell (11 W. 116th St.). transferred tc 
Maver & Schneider by Manhattan Playhouses, 
Inci; New Delancy (62 Delancy St.), trans- 
ferred to Mayer & Schneider by Manhattan 
Playhouses, Inc.; New 14th St. (235 E. 14th 
St.), transferred to Mayer &• Schneider by 
Manhattan Playhouses, Inc.; Orpheum (126 
Second Ave.), transferred to Mayer &• 
Schneider by Manhattan Playhouses, Inc. ; 
Palace (2404 Second Ave.), transferred to 
Mayer & Schneider bv Manhattan Playhouses, 
Inc.; Regun (60 West 116th St.), transferred 
to Mayer & Schneider bv Manhattan Play 
houses. Inc. BRONX— Tiffany (1007 Tiffany 
St.), transferred to Haruth Amuse. Corp. by 

F. & S. Amusement Corp.; Boston Road 
(1427 Boston Road), transferred to Abe Leff 
by Road Theater, Inc.; Belmont (Tremont & 
Arthur Aves.), transferred to Abe Leff by 
Fox Met. Play.; Boro (form. Miracle), trans 
ferred to Weiss Bros, bv Wejame Bros. 
BROOKLYN-— Bay (200 Bath Ave.), trans 
Ferred to Derfla Amusement, Inc. by Chas. 
Tenlnk; Plaza (314 Bath Ave.), transferred 
to 314 Flatbush Ave. Amuse. Corp. LONG 
transferred to Conklin Amu = e. Corp. bv Wer- 
r>-Vk Amuse. Corp. SPRINGFIELD GAR- 
DENS — Garden, transferred to Chick Lewis 
Th. Corp. by Lewco Corp. OZONE PARK— 
S':ate, transferred to Chick Lewis Th. Corp. 
by Lewco Corp. 




BUFFALO— L'ncoln (for summer). HON 
ROVE FALLS— Falls (for summer). MTD- 
Arena, 623 8th Ave.; Astor. 1531 Bway.: 
Bunnv, 3589 Bway.; Fifth Ave. Playhouse. 
56 5th Ave.; 408 E. 116th St.; Lyric. 42nd I 

St. & Bway.; 55th St. Playhouse; 1620 Bway.; 
Westminister Cinema, 153 W. 49th St. 
BROOKLYN— Alhambra, 214 5th Ave. 

Changes in Ownership 

BRYSON CITY— Bryson (Formerly 
Swain), transferred to C. R. Regan by D. 
Wright. HTGH POINT — Delano, (Or- 
pheum), transferred to F. F. Buggs by N. 
C. Theaters, Inc. REIDSVILLE — Penn, 
transferred to A. C. Garrison by T. B. 
Adams. ROCKINGHAM— Richmond, trans- 
ferred to H. W. Wall by Sampson Theaters. 


REIDSVILLE— Penn, A. C. Garrison. 

Changes in Ownership 

ANETA — Aneta (Formerly Grand), trans- 
ferred to Ivan Johnson by John Dondie. 
BERTHOLD — Arcade, transferred to Jim 
McQueen by Amer. Legion. BOWMAN— 
Palace, transferred to Chas. Erickson by D. 
H. McNeill. MARMARTH— Palace, trans- 
ferred to Chas. Erickson by D. H. McNeill. 
RHAME — Palace, transferred to Chas. Erick- 
son by D. H. McNeill. WESTHOPE— 
Community, transferred to H. W. Page by 
F. C. Voles. 


MINOT— Orpheum. WESTHOPE— Com- 


LEEDS— Empress. 

Changes in Ownership 

UTICA — Mystic (formerly new Rex), 
transferred to S. Sanderson by First Nat'l. 


ROCKFORD— Rockford. UTICA— Mystic 
(formerly new Rex). 


Cincinnati R. R. Terminal. COLUMBUS— 
Grand (fire). 


Changes in Ownership 

HEALDTON— Nusho., transferred to V. 
E. Hamm by A. L. Means. McALESTER— 
Rex, transferred to V. E. Hamm by C. H. 


FREDERICK— Ritz, E. G. Kadane (new 
theater). ORR— Orr, L. B. Rausin. BLACK- 
WELL— Bavs. C. F. Bavs. GARBER— 
Blue Moon, (formerly DeLuxe), (re-open 


CEMENT— Princess (indef.). TIPTON— 
Nira, (indef.) BLAIR— Palace, (operates tr- 
reg.). TISHOMINGO— Princess, (clos. 
except Fri.-Sat. until Sept. 1st.) MINCO— 
Royal, (closed except Fri.-Sat. until Fall). 

Changes in Ownership 

MULT.OMAH — Capitol transferred to 
Mrs. G. B. Dickinson by R. J. Chantz. 

UNION— Oas's, transferred to G. L. Rose by 
J. M. Yoes. 


THE DALLAS— Columbia, by Mathews- 
Moran Amusement Co. 


WALDPORT— Waldport, by Dan Gard- 


Changes in Ownership 

RICHLAND— Nepture. transferred to Nep- 
ture Five Co. No. 1. MAHANOY CITY— 

Family, transferred to Victoria Amuse. En- 
terprise- In.-., bj Loyal Order of Moose No. 
1353. TOWER CITY— American, transferred 
■•-, Paul O. Schreiner by N. F. Power. 
TOWER CITY- Opera House, transferred 
-o Paul O. Schreiner by N. F. Power. 
PHILADELPHIA — 51st St. (formerly 
\i,.xi transferred to Toe D'Elie by Jacob 
Schiff. WILLIAMSTOWN— Lyric, trans- 
ferred to Jack Delmar by E. W. Morris. 


RICHLAND Nepture. MILTON— Cap : - 

tol. PHILADELPHIA— 51st St. (formerly 
Apex). YORK— York. 


NEWMANSTOWiN — Auditorium. MT. 
CARMEL— Rialto. TOPTON— Palace. AL- 
ley. DILLSBURG— Dillsburg. 


Imperial. PAWTUCKET— Broadway HAR- 
RISVILLE— Assembly. 


—Royal. PAWTUCKET— Capital. 

Changes in Ownership 

EDGEFIELD— Strand, transferred to Al- 
len Harper by M. L. Rhame. 


CHESTER — Palmetto, by Jos. Walters 
(new). TOHNSTON — Liberty, by Toe Ed- 
wards (new). LOCKHART— Lockhart. bv 
L. A. Linder. 


CLOVER— Carolina, by Bates Harvey. 

Changes in Ownership 

BRIDGEWATER — Strand, transferred to 
Halverson &• Marshall by Harry Baueh. 
DRAPER— Opera House, transferred to Glen 
Bovte. FAIRFAX— Lyric, transferred to Er- 
win Schlant by Chas. Lee. FREEMAN— 
Movies, transferred to E. J. Kliensa-ser by 
A. P. Aker. 


iune. ONI DA— Auditorium. REVILLO — 
Star. WILMONT — Wilmont (was Opera 



Changes in Ownership 

WOODSBORO — Arcadia, transferred to 
Hall Industries. RUSK— Texas & Asur, 
transferred to East Texas Theaters, Tnc. 
ANSON— Texas, transferred to H. C. John- 

■on. COMANCHE— Majestic, transferred to 
J. V. Carter. WEST COLUMBIA — New 
(formerly Queen), transferred to Mart Cole. 
PT. NECHES— Lyric, transferred to O. L. 
Smith & W. W. McNatt. PLEASANTOX 
— Ples-Tex, transferred to D. II. Sanf r I. 
SHERMAN— Royal (formerly Grayson). 


ST. JO— Majestic. 


HOUSTON— Queen (dismantled). HUM- 
BLE— Fire-Star. WILLS POINT— Maie t'c 
(fire). FRANKSTON — Ritz or Palace 
(f're). WAELDER— Cove. AMARILI.O^ 
Fair. SAN DIEGO— Palace. LORAINE— 
Rochester. COMANCHE— Majestic. LONG- 
VIEW— Ritz-col. ORANGE GROVE— Coi y. 

Changes in Ownership 

I.EIIT— Cozy, tm-sferred to Harold Woolon. 


ANT— Elite (remodelling). GARLAND — 


RICHMOND— Richmond Theater, by T 
D. Santamore. UNDERHILL — Mansfield 
by T. D. Santamore. MILTON— Recreation. 
by J. D. Santamore. 


DANBURY— Ackert's (fire). 

Changes in Ownership 

FERNDALE— Ferndale. transferred to C-. 
D. Gallager by Rae Peacock. NESPELEM 
— New Deal, transferred to Mrs. Nellie Lien 
by T. E. Linder. REPUBLIC — Liberty, 
transferred to Mrs. M. E. Culp by A. L. 


SEATTLE— Royal, by G. H. Ohler. 


OWENS— Lindy. 

Changes in Ownership 

MONOVIE— Grand, 
& McDonals by Z. J. 

transferred to Grenge 


Located in the heart of Times Square — one minute from everything. 
47th St., just West of Broadway, New York 

Motion picture directors, stars, technicians and film executives have shown a decided 

preference for The Edison — New York's newest, most modern hotel. 

The Edison Hotel meets every possible requirement. It is ideally located, being only a 

few minutes to the film center, yet not actually "in it." Around the corner is glamorous 

Times Square, with its many amusement facilities. 

There are 1.000 hugely sized rooms. Each contains tub and shower, circulating iced- 

water, light, cool and airy. Many other unusual features such as an air-cooled restaurant, 

a roof solarium and sun-ray health lamps. 

Values that are truly "The talk of the town." 

From ?2.50 single. From $4.00 double 

Delightful new Cocktail Bar in Adam Dining Room. 

Garage opposite hotel 


Genera! Manager 




Tuesday, July 24, 1934 

A Little 

from "Lots" 



co-starred with Helen Hayes in 
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's adaptation 
of Hugh Walpole's novel, "Vanessa," 
which will go into production on the 
coast after Miss Hayes completes 
work in her first new season vehicle. 
Barrie's "What Every Woman 
Knows." William K. Howard has 
been assigned direction of "Vanes- 

With William * Coiner, Sr., and 
Lucille Gleason in leading roles, the 
cast of "A Successful Failure," 
Monogram feature, now includes 
William Janney, Russell Hopton 
Gloria Shea, Jameson Thomas, Rich- 
ard Tucker, Clarence Wilson, Fran- 
cis McDonald, and George Break- 
stone, child sensation of "No Great- 
er Glory." Arthur Lubin, who re- 
cently completed his stage engage- 
ment as director of "The Green Bay 
Tree," is handling the megaphone 
George Yohalem is supervising. "A 
Successful Failure" is Marion Orth's 
adaptation of the novel by Michael 

T T ▼ 

Verree Teasdale draws the feminine 
lead in Warner's forthcoming pro- 
duction of "Firebird," with Ricardo 
Cortez assigned one of the two lead- 
ing male roles. William Dieterle 
who recently completed "Madame 
Du Barry" for Warners, will di- 

T T T 

Maury M. Cohen has cast Dorothy 
Wilson and Charles Starrett for the 
leads in "One in a Million," last In- 
vincible picture of the present pro- 
gram. Cast also includes Gwinn 
Williams, Holmes Herbert, Gwen 
Lee, Barbara Rogers, Fred Santley 
Lew Kelly, Bella Daube, Robert 
Frazer and Francis Sayles. "One in 
a Million" replaces "Mother of the 
World." Frank Strayer is directing. 

T T T 

Merwin Light and John Eldredge 
have been added to the cast of War- 
ner's "Gentlemen Are Born," for- 
merly called "Just Out of College." 
Others in the cast are Franchot 
Tone, Jean Muir and Margaret Lind- 

T T T 

Herman Schlom, Monogram pro- 
duction manager, has assigned Jerry 
Ashe as cameraman on "A Success- 
ful Failure," and Ira Morgan on 
"The Redhead." 

T T T 

Edward Everett Horton has been 
assigned to Metro's "Biography of a 
Bachelor," an adaptation of S. N 
Behrman's Theater Guild play, "Bi- 
ography." It is scheduled to gc 
into production next week, with Ann 
Harding and Robert Montgomery in 
leading roles. E. H. Griffith is to 
direct, and Charles Richman, of the 
original New York cast, has been 
signed for the part he played on 
the stage, that of the publisher. 
The film will be an Irving Thalberg 



with John Boles, Claire Trevor, Harry Green 
Fox 75 mins. 


There's a good deal of one thing and 
another in this production, from conflict 
over gold in a western mining camp, dare- 
devil auto driving, Boulder Dam and floods, 
down to romance, shifts of locale between 
east and west, the antics of a traveling 
show troupe and finally the comedy gen- 
erated by Harry Green, but all together it 
is something of a hodge-podge that is best 
suited for the pop price houses. Much 
of the action transpires in a mining camp, 
where Claire Trevor's no-good husband is 
out to cop an old man's gold cache. Kill- 
ing of the old man throws suspicion on 
the rotter, who subsequently is drowned 
in a flood, leaving the way open for 
Claire to realize her romance with John 
Boles, who has been in love with her from 
the start. A poker game, in which Harry 
Green plays the leading role, is among the 
chief items of comedy. 

Cast: John Boles. Claire Trevor, Harry 
Green, Roger Imhof, Ruth Gillette, Mcnrce 
Owslev. Edward Gargan, Suzanne Kaaren, 
Wini Shaw, Blanca Vischer, Elsie Larson, 
Gloria Roy, Myra Bratton. 

Director, George Marshall; Authors, Dud- 
'ey Nichols and Lamar Trotti; Screen Play, 
Lester Cole and Henry Johnson; Camera- 
man, Joseph Valentine; Recording Engineer, 
Albert Protzman. 

Direction, Good. Photography, A-1. 

Walter Donaldson and Gus Kahn 
are completing the music and lyrics 
for Eddie Cantor's musical comedv 
for Samuel Goldwyn, "Kid Millions," 
to be released through United 

Latest cast additions to the 
Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein II 
operetta. "Music In The Air," now in 
preparation at Fox Movietone City. 
are Roger Imhof and Sarah Haden 
Others in the large cast, which will 
he directed by Joe Mav, include 
Gloria Swanson, John Boles, Doug- 
las Montgomery, Al Shean. June 
Lane. Nick Foran, Reginald Owen 
and Hobart Bosworth. 

▼ t r 

Vera Caspary, author and scen- 
arist, has completed the screen 
adaptation of a story entitled, "I'll 
Love You Always," by Lawrence 
Hazard, which Columbia will short- 
ly place in work. 

▼ t ▼ 

John Bradford, recently siened by 
Fox Film, will open his motion pic- 
ture career in "Marie Galante" now 
in production with Spencer Tracy 
and Ketti Gallian. Henry King is 
directing the Winfield Sheehan pro- 
duction, whose large cast includes 
Helen Morgan. Siegfried Rumann 
Ned Sparks, Nick Foran and Stepin 
Fetchit besides the co-starred play- 


with Ralph Forbes, Gwenllian Gill 
Monogram 68 mins. 


If you can overlook the situation of a 
wife not knowing her own husband after 
he returns after the war with no visible 
change in the man except that he looks 
a little older, then this might prove a 
fairly entertaining drama. The parts of 
man and wife are competently played by 
Ralph Forbes and Gwenllian Gill, and in 
fact the entire cast is very superior. Forbes 
is called to the front as an officer in the 
British army, and is shell shocked, losing 
his memory. He is given another name, 
is assigned to another regiment, and even- 
tually becomes a major as the war ends. 
Then he returns to England intent on look- 
ing up his own wife at the solicitation of 
her brother who died in combat. The 
brother had never met his sister's hus- 
band, and did not know that the major 
was the man she was searching for — her 
husband listed among the "missing." Then 
the far-fetched situation of the wife not 
recognizing her own husband. It works 
out to the usual happy ending. 

Cast: Ralph Forbes, Gwenllian Gill, Mon- 
roe Owsley, Reginald Sharland, Douglas 
Walton, Alex Courtney, David Jack Holt, 
Billy Bevan, Clyde Cook, Mary Forbes, 
Charles Coleman, Colin Campbell, David 
Dunbar, Montague Shaw, Eric Snowden, 
Olaf Hyften, Harry Holden. 

Director, Roy J Pomeroy; Author, same; 
Screen Play, Madeline Ruthven. 

Direction, Fair Photography, Good. 

Tim McCoy in 


with Evalyn Knapp 
Columbia 59 mins 


Instead of a western, this Tim McCoy 
vehicle is a fire department yarn, with 
enough action and romance to put it over 
with the neighborhood crowds. Tim is a 
rich lad with inclinations toward adven- 
ture. A pal induces him to join the fire 
department, and one of their first feats 
is the rescue of Evalyn Knapp, a girl 
without a job, for whose affections they 
proceed to compete. Tim uses his influ- 
ence to have her placed in the cashier's 
department of his father's firm, where a 
crooked employe steals $15,000 and frames 
it on her. Locked in a room by the 
thief, Evalyn starts a fire, with Tim and 
his pal arriving after the girl has been 
taken away bv the crook to his apart- 
ment. Tim finds a clue, however, and 
trails them, with the action coming to a 
head when another fire is started bv a 
lamp being knocked over during a scuffle, 
and Tim arriving just in time to rescue 
the heroine for a hapoy fadeout. 

Cast: Tim McCoy, Evalyn Knapp, Ward 
Bond. DeWitt Jennings, Alden Chase, Wade 
Boteler, Nick Copeland. Bob Kcrtman. 

Director, D Rcss Lederman; Author, 
Harold Shumate; Screen Play, same; Cam- 
eraman, Al Siegler; Recording Engineer, 
George Cooper; Editor, Otto Meyer. 

Direction, Fast. Photography, Good. 

Detroit — Central Theater Corp. 
has been formed, with offices in the 
Fox Theater Bldg. Incorporator are 
Emila Bonnot, F. F. Kane and J. A. 

Rockingham, N. C. — Henry C. 
Wall has taken over the Richmond 
and installed RCA Victor High 
Fidelity sound in the house, which 
will be managed by W. H. Eubank. 

Warrenton, Va. — Ben Pitts, has 
completed arrangements for the im- 
mediate installation of Photophone 
High Fidelity sound in another of 
his houses, the Pitts-Fauquier. 

Ames, Iowa — Improvements to 
cost between $14,000 and $15,000 will 
be made to the Capitol, states Joe 
E. Gerbrach, resident manager of 
the Ames Theater Co. The theater, 
one of the A. H. Blank group, will 
open about Sept. 1. 

Milwaukee — A. Zetley has closed 
the Pastime, neighborhood house. 

New Orleans — The Liberty has 

Pass Christian, Miss. — A. O. 

Thaxton has taken over the Kozy 
Theater here. 

Lancaster, O. — Edd Mitthoff of 
the Lyric is leaving for a trip to 

Dayton, O. — The Colonial is sched- 
uled to reopen by Sept. 1 with vaude 
and films. 

Wauchula, Fla. — Work has been 
started on the new theater being 
erected for Walter C. House. 

Jasper, Fla. — The Fay Theater is 
to be opened for the summer season, 
with showings on Saturday and Sun- 

Akron, O. — Colonial, major down- 
town movie house, has reopened 
after being dark two weeks follow- 
ing a summer engagement of drama- 
tic stock. Policy will be first run films 
according to Frank King, manager 
who has just returned from a New 
York vacation. 

Jacksonville, Fla. — Lawrence S 
Bonnell, chief engineer of the Flor- 
ida Theater building for the past 
eight years, dropped dead last week 
while at work. 

B. & K. Remodeling Apollo 

Chicago — Work of remodeling the 
Apollo, taken over by B. & K., is 
being rushed and has revived re- 
ports that B. & K may shift vaude- 
ville to this house from the Oriental. 

B. & K. have closed McVickers 
for the summer, ostensibly for al- 
terations. As the house reverts to 
Jones, Linick & Schaefer on Nov. 1. 
it is improbable that B. & K. will 
reopen it. 

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Par amount -Hoblitzelle Deal Being Extended aYear 


M.P.T.O. of St. Louis Not Ordering Cancellations 

Action is Up to Exhibs 

Individually, Says 


St. Louis — Cancellation of pic- 
tures will not be ordered or recom- 
mended to members by the M.P.T.O. 
of St. Louis, Eastern Missouri and 
Southern Illinois, says Fred Weh- 
renberg, president, in clarifying the 
recent action of his organization 
relative to five films. The unit is 
merely informing its membership of 
the fact that these pictures aroused 
objections from the Better Film 
Council and the Catholic Legion of 
Decency, says Wehrenberg, and 

(Continued on Page 15) 


Although his plans for the future 
as an independent producer are as 
yet unsettled, King Vidor, who ar- 
rived from the coast yesterday, told 
Film Daily that he may produce 
one feature for Korda in London 
and it is also likely that he will di- 
rect a Russian feature for Sam 

(Continued on Page 14) 

Compulsory Synchronizing 
Is Planned by Rumania 

Prague — In line with the aim of 
the government to establish Ru- 
manian film production, it is in- 
tended to make obligatory the grad- 
ual synchronization of films pre- 
sented in this country, starting with 
25 per cent the first year, 50 per 
cent the second year and 75 per 
cent the third year, according to the 
Under-Secretary of State. Film in- 
terests here consider the proposal 

Mary Pickford's First Story 

Mary Pickford will make her debut 
as an author in the August issue cf 
"Good Housekeeping" with a short 
story, "Little Liar," depicting a strge 

Too Hot for Screen But Okay for Family Newspaper 

Boston — Although scenes and dialogue in certain films were condemned for Sunday 
showing in Massachusetts, a local Sunday newspaper, the "Boston Sunday Advertiser," 
was able to print the deleted dialogue and enlarged shots from the censored strips. 
Films included "Search for Beauty," "Trumpet Blows," "Going Spanish" and "She 
Learned About Sailors." 

Half of New U. A. Lineup Launched 

Zukor Returning West 
Sometime Next Month 

Adolph Zukor, Paramount presi- 
3nt, who arrived yesterday from 
fie coast, will return to Hollywood 
sometime next month. While in New 
York for the next several weeks he 
vill be occupied chiefly with mat- 
ters pertaining to the company's 
oending reorganization. 

Wet Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — ■ United Artists al- 
ready has half of its 1934-35 line- 
u\i either completed, in work or 
ready for production within the next 
few weeks. Completed and await- 
ing release are two from 20th Cen- 
cury, two from British & Dominions 
and one each from King Vidor, Re- 
liance and London Films. 

lhey »r» "The Affairs of Cel- 

(Continued on Page lf>) 

5 Firms in $15,000,000 British Film Merger 

London — Five important British 
film companies have been combined 
under one controlling head with the 
affiliation of British International, 
pioneer producer; Associated Brit- 
ish Cinemas, circuit of 200 houses, 
British Instructional, producer, and 
Wardour Films and Pathe Pictures, 
distributors, with Associated Brit- 
ish Picture Corp. The companies 
have been under the control of John 
Maxwell, chairman of British Inter- 
national, but the merger creates a 
-orporation with a strong hold on 
the British film industry. 

Funded Debt is Paid Off 
By Loew's Toronto Unit 

Toronto — Funded debt of Marcus 
Loew's Theaters, Ltd., amounting to 
more than $850,000 in principal 
alone and other substantial obliga- 
tions have all been paid off, says a 
statement from directors to stock- 
holders urging support at the 
meeting to be held July 27. It is 
also pointed out that the company 
has operated Loew's Downtown and 
the Uptown at a profit when most 
other enterprises have been los- 
ing, and that all directors and offi- 
cers of the company serve without 

Hoblitzelle Partnership Deal 
Being Extended by Paramount 

Two New Theaters 

Under Way in Conn. 

New Haven — Work has started on 
;he construction of a movie theater 
in Mossup, while in Willimantic a 
mill is being torn down to make way 
for a theater. 

Partnership agreement between 
Paramount and Karl Hoblitzelle, 
under which he operates some 60 
Texas theaters for Paramount, is 
to be extended for a period of one 
year, Film Daily learns. The pres- 
ent Hoblitzelle contract expires 
Sept. 1. 

Exhibs Dissatisfied With 
Rulings in Code Cases 
Ask Further Hearing 

Following the refusal Tuesday of 
Division Administrator Sol A. Ro- 
senblatt to review a final determi- 
nation of the Code Authority, there- 
by giving that body virtual su- 
premacy in all matters pertaining 
to complaints under the code, sev- 
eral exhibitors who are dissatisfied 
with the dispositions of their cases 
will ask the Code Authority at its 
meeting tomorrow to reopen their 
cases for the inclusion of additional 

In addition to a rehearing request 

(Continued on Page 16) 


Paris — Gaumont- Franco-Film- 
Aubert, one of the largest produc- 
ing, distributing and exhibiting or- 
ganizations in France, announces it 
will liquidate its affairs. Demands 
of the government and principal 
creditors are given as the reason. 

Seattle Censorship Body 
Increased to 9 Members 

Seattle — Local censorship board 
has been increased to nine members, 
against five formerly, with one wo- 
man, Mrs. George Faltico, in the 
group. Charles Crickmore, movie 
operator, also is on it. 


While Paramount's "Cleopatra" W2S 
being previewed for the trade and or- 
ganization representatives at the Cri- 
terion yesterday morning, projection 
trouble caused the picture to break 
about 40 minutes before the finish 
After vain efforts to locate the trouble, 
the audience had to be dismissed. A 
spokesman from the stage explained 
that the house had just changed union 
operators, substituting Allied and Em- 
pire men for Local 306 men, but added 
that the mysterious wire trouble was 
probably just a coincidence." 

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Wednesday, July 25, 1934 

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Editor and Publisher 

Published daily except Sundays and Holidays 
at 1650 Broadway, New York, N. Y., 
by Wid's Films and Film Folk, Inc. J. W.' 
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William DeMille 
Phillipe de Lacey 
Arthur Lubin 
Lila Lee 

Mortimer D Sikawitt 

Johnny Hines 

Harry H. Zehner 

Bob Wolff 

$5,000,000 in New British Film Capital 

London — ■ Approximately $5,000,- 
000 has been invested in new kinema 
and theater enterprises in England 
since the first of this year, it is 
shown by statistics compiled by Jor- 
dan & Sons, Ltd. Registrations in- 
cluded 120 kinema companies and 
87 theater enterprises. All but six 
were privately financed companies. 

Discrimination Charged 
In Suit Against Zoning 

Omaha — C. N. Robinson of Blair, 
Nebr., one of the three exhibitors 
who this week filed another triple- 
damage suit for $15G,000 in Fed- 
eral Court at Lincoln against major 
distributors, charging that the 193) 
zoning schedule was fraudulent and 
has been functioning in violation of 
an injunction, alleges he is forced 
to give Omaha theaters 28 days' 
protection, while the Takamah the- 
ater, 19 miles away, does not. G. 
G. Griffin of Plattsmouth, also a 
plaintiff, says he gives 28 days' 
protection to Omaha, while the 
Weeping Water theater, 19 miles 
iway. does not. Third plaintiff is 
Eric Wesselman of Pierce. 

"Adventure Girl" Ship Preview 

Joan Lowell's "Adventure Girl", 

uoduced by the Van Beuren Corp., 
ind released by RKO, will be given 
t preview to be followed by a trop- 

cal fish dinner on the S. S. "Colom- 
bia" the evening of Aug. 1. Ar- 

angements for the showing and the 
dinner were made by Marc Lach- 

~an and Monte Prosper with F. R. 
Peterson, passenger agent for the 
Columbia Line. 

"Dames" for Broadway Soon 

"Damps", Warner musical with 
T oan Blondell. Dick Powell, Ruby 
Keeler, ZaSu Pitts, Guv Kibbee and 
Hugh Herbert, will be given its 
Broadway premiere within the next 
L wo weeks, company officials have 
decided following a preview of the 

Extended Run for "Navy" 

As a result of box-office result* 
s ; nce its onening last Friday night. 
Warner's "Here Comes the Navv" 
s slated for an extended run at the 


"Friends of Sweeney" Opening 

Metropolitan premiere of "Friends 
"f Mr. Sweeney", Warner r>ictur° 
'"'th Charlie Rnggles, Ann Dvorak 
^nd Eugene Pallette. takes place at 
u he Brooklyn Strand tomorrow on 
« double bill with "Return of the 

"Bi<r Bad Wolf" for Roxy 

Walt Disney's "Bier Bad Wolf," 
Silly Symphony, will be on the new 
bill opening Friday at the Roxy. 

Four Appeals Are Heard 
By Code Auth'y Committee 

Four appeals from local board de- 
isions were heard yesterday by a 
Jode Authority committee headed 
;y Austin C. Keough and with J. 
Lewis Geller and Nat Cohn as mem- 
1 is. The cases were: 

Albany grievance board, C. Day- 
on LaPointe. Chatham, N. Y., 
gainst Hen-Wil-Hen Corp., Hud- 
son, N. Y., unfair advertising; Al- 
bany clearance and zoning board, 
"ame complainant, same respondent; 
New York clearance and zoning- 
board, Leonia Amusement Corp.. 
Leonia, N. J., against Skouras, Fox 
aid Warner et al; Los Angeles 
grievance board, Cirstand Theaters 
gainst Alhambra Theaters Corp., 
reduced admissions. 

Church to Support "Psalm" Film 

Wet Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — At a special preview 
here attended by the Rt. Rev. Mon- 
signor Robert M. Nolan, member of 
the censor board, and Dr. B. Darby 
representing the Protestant Minis- 
terial Alliance, H. W. Kier and A. A. 
Phillips, producers of National Pic- 
tures, San Antonio, were assured of 
church support of their first produc- 
tion, "The Shepherd's Psalm," star- 
ring William Farnum. 

The producers have returned to 
San Antonio to film exteriors for 
their second color novelty, as yet 
untitled. "The Shepherd's Psalm" 
was completed this week at the 
Mack Sennett studios. The produc- 
tion, not a religious picture, is ar 
adantation of the Twenty-third 

Theater Help on Strike 

Centralia, 111. — In an attempt to 
force recognition of the Ushers and 
Ticket Sellers Union, ticket sellers 
and ushers at the two local houses 
are on strike. 

Larry Crosby Joins Bing 

Seattle — Larry Crosby has re- 
signed from the local office of an 
advertising agency to join his broth- 
er, Bing Crosby, as western agent. 
Larry also will be coast manager 
for Mills-Rockwell. He has left for 
Los Angeles. 

Second Nordisk Film 

Copenhagen — Production of Nor- 
disk Tonefilms, second Swedish fea- 
ture, "Unga Hjartan" ("Young 
Hearts"), starts soon under the di- 
tection of Per Axal Branner. 

Film Council for Ft. Worth 

Ft. Worth — Formation of a local 
Better Films Council is contem- 
plated. The Ft. Worth All-Church 
Federation and the Parent-Teacher 
Ass'n have joined the move here for 
cleaner pictures. 

are booked to sail for Europe on July 28 aboard 
the lie de France. 

JACK BENNY, on completion of his role h 
Reliance's "Transatlantic Merry-go-round" 
cbout ths end of the week, leaves Hollywood 
for New York. MARY LIVINGSTONE (Mrs. 
Benny) will accompany him. 

PETER LORRE, continental actor signed b/ 
Columbia, arrived in New York yesterday on 
'he Majestic, which also brought in ROBERT 
C. SHERRIFF, playwright 

MRS. NATALIE KALMUS of Technicolor h:s 
arrived in New York from Hollywood for a 
combined business and pleasure trip. She will 
remain at the Hotel Barclay until the end ot 
the week. 

MARY PHILBIN has arrived at the Hotel St. 
Moritz from Hollywood for an extended stay. 

ADOLPH ZUKOR arrived in New York yester- 
day from the coast. 

VERREE TEASDALE, who arrived Saturday 
from the coast, is cutting her visit short to 
return to Hollywood on Thursday on a call I 
from the Warner studios. Her next picture, 
"Firebird," goes in work Monday. 

RUBY KEELER is en route to the coast to 
start work in First National's "Flirtation Walk." 

JOE MORRISON, radio star who made his . 
film debut in Paramount's "Old Fashioned Way," 
is en route to New York for a short vacation i 
between pictures. He will spend a few days 
in Chicago en route. 

BERT A. MAYERS sails Saturday for Europ: 
on the lie de France. 

Spanish Broadcast 
A broadcast from Spain, spon- 
sored by "Sparta," technical maga- 
zine of the cinema industry, and in- 
cluding a number of Spanish film 
stars on the program, is scheduled 
for the night of Aug. 4. In addition 
-o the stars and short talks by rep- 

esentatives of the Spanish film in- 
dustry, there will be comments by 

epresentatives of foreign firms and 
journalists, noted Spanish writers 
and others. 


Today: Midwest convention of Ross Federrl 
Service, Chicago. 

July 26: Cleveland Motion Picture Exhibitors .' 
Ass'n initiation of new quarters in Film i 
Building, Cleveland. 

Aug. 1-24: Second International Exposition cf I 
Cinematographic Art, Venice, Italy. 

Aug. 6: Adjourned hearing on offer of Loew- 
Warner interests for Fox Metropolitan Play- | 
houses, before Federal Judge Mack, Wool- 
worth Building, New York. 

Aug. 22-24: Allied Theater Owners of New I 
Jersey convention, Atlantic City. 

Sept. 16; North Dakota Allied meeting, Man- 
dan, N. D. 

Sept. 20: A.M. P. A Revels and Luncheon, Mo- 
tion Picture Club, New York. 

Oct. 1 : National Film Carriers convention 

Oct. 29: S.M P.E. Fall Meeting, Hotel Penn- 
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British Contribution 
to Picture Standards 

TN a recent interview in Lon- 
don, Joseph M. Schenck, pres- 
ident of United Artists, said 
that the thinking people of Hol- 
lywood welcome the severe com- 
petition of English-made films. 
His tribute to the products of 
Britain was more of a moral 
than a commercial accolade. It 
is a fact that British films reach 
only about 25 per cent of the 
market in England and that the 
remainder, about 75 per cent, of 
the showings per year are of 
American films. In the United 
States, of course, the propor- 
tion of British-made films ex- 
hibited is very small. But Mr. 
Schenck implicitly referred to 
the more important recent Brit- 
ish films, while at the same time 
he condemned the tendencies 
which were at one time much 
in evidence to exploit certain 
types of appeal — tendencies that 
have now caused widespread 
dissatisfaction among the 
"thinking people" not only of 
Hollywood but throughout the 
length and breadth of the 
United States. "The day of 
pictures which rely on sex ap- 
peal is past," said Mr. Schenck, 
"and the gangster and other 
criminal varieties of excitation 
no longer attract the crowd. To 
this desirable consummation 
Britain's contribution has been 
the making of a certain num- 
ber of films which dealt with 
subjects of a general interest 
to the average man and woman 
with standards of morality and 
good taste common to ordinary 
folk all the world over rather 
than a particular appeal to the 
morbid-minded craving for ex- 
citement at any cost." 

— Joseph M. Schenck. 




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• • • A SWELL cartoon in the London "Daily Express" 

kidding Hollywood pix for catering to the kids at the b.o. 

the posters out front announce the following attractions 

Greta Garbo in "Sweet Sixteen" Wallace Beery in "Little 

Lord Fauntleroy" Jean Harlow and Clark Gable in "Jack 

and Jill" Mae West in "Goody Two Shoes" Marlene 

Dietrich in "Little Bo-Peep" the manager is seen talking 

to the kid and his sweetie who have just left the show 

"Why don't you bring your father along to see the show some- 
time?" he asks the kid retorts "Oh, he's got old- 
fashioned ideas. He says the films today ain't like wot they 
used to be.". . this cartoon struck us as a Prophetic Picture 
of what the movies soon will be under the benign Church In- 

• • • AND WITH the pix made for the child mind en- 
tirely the kids should be charged full price and adults half 
fare that's fair enough 

• • • SOME REAL down-to-earth exploitation ideas con- 
tained in Warners' pressbook on "Friends of Mr. Sweeney" 

here is a pix on which they do not expect an exhib to 

spend a lot of dough so Charlie Einfeld's dep't has includ- 

ed attention-getting stunts that can be worked out with a min- 
imum of expense f'rinstance there is an idea for con- 
tacting department stores, restaurants, bathing resorts, ball 
parks with signs reading "Reserved for 'Friends of Mr. 
Sweeney' " here is a gag that costs nothing to carry out 
yet will draw a lot of teaser interest Gil Golden is respon- 
sible for these Merchandising Plans contained in the Warner 

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• • • A VERY interesting reminder of the early the- 
atrical career of Marie Dressier received from Walt Mun- 

son of West Haven, Conn. in the form of a page from the 

oldtime "Weekly Standard" dated March 6, 1897 

just 37 years ago with photographs of Marie showing her 

at home playing with two pet pups the caption reads 

"Miss Dressier has made her debut upon the vaudeville stage, 
adding one more talented artist to the list of legitimate ac- 
tresses who have appeared in vaudeville performances this sea- 

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• • • JUST arrived at the M-G-M studio from London 
Paddy Carstairs has been assigned to collaborate with 

John Monk Saunders on screenplays, and writes "What a 

grand person he is to work with!" Sorry we called Gustav 

Brock by name of Block in commenting on his great hand- 

coloring work for the print of "Here Comes the Navy" at the 
Strand won't you forgive and forget, Gustav? also 

all your many friends 

• • • TWO YOUNG fellers over at Columbia home office 

are f eelin' right proud these days after that grand review 

of their novel in the Book Review section of the N. Y. "Times" 

last Sunday which was about the finest rave of any book 

noticed in the issue the crit said among other nice things 

"It is almost an inspired tale" "It reads itself" . . 

the book, "The Unsinkable Mrs. Jay," is a colorful, splashing 

tale of a notorious and glamorous figure, Molly Jay the 

shantyborn gal of the Mississippi mudflats who rose to the 

heights a saga of Life in the Raw but written with 

Polish a Natural for the pix oh, yes, of course you 

have probably heard Lou Goldberg and Ed Olmstead 
authored the tome a grand job, lads 

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Big Campaign Puts Over 
"Dr. Monica" in Atlantic City 

TN a double campaign that both 
re-opened the Warner The- 
ater in Atlantic City, and her- 
alded the engagement of "Dr. 
Monica," starring Kay Fran- 
cis, Sid Blumenstock, advertis- 
ing and publicity chief for the 
Seashore Amusement Co., under 
the supervision of Herbert Cope- 
Ian, Warner Zone manager in 
that territory, thoroughly 
brought the event to the atten- 
tion of the local theatergoers in 
a vigorous and successful fash- 
ion. The advance campaign in- 
cluded the posting of 24-sheets, 
advantageously spotted and the 
promotion of a radio tieup with 
Tidewater Oil, plugging the pic- 
ture a full week before opening. 
Special ads featured the news- 
paper campaigns while publicity 
breaks made the news columns 
as well as the movie page. On 
opening night Tidewater Oil 
again plugged the picture over 
the radio; heralds on the pic- 
ture were inserted in "Liberty" 
magazines; heralds were also 
spotted on first class hotel 
desks and in guest letter boxes. 
All local Tidewater Oil dealers 
posted 22 x 28 announcements 
of the opening of the picture. 
The mayor was given a giant 
invitation and stories of this 
broke in the press. 300 roses 
were distributed to all ladies on 
opening night. The roses bore 
the tag, "Kay Francis premier 
rose." Additional floral displays 
were also promoted. All jitneys 
and trolleys carried cards plug- 
ging the attraction. In a tie-up 
with Postal Telegraph a 40 x 
60 display was made up of 
telegrams from Hollywood con- 
gratulating the theater on its 

— Warner, Atlantic City. 



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with Claudette Colbert, Warren William, 
Henry Wilcoxon 
(Hollywood Preview) 
Paramount 95 mins. 


Cecil B. DeMille has fashioned a lavish 
production that will please audiences gen- 
erally. Although the picture is a mighty 
spectacle, the principals have not been 
submerged. The seductive Cleopatra, bril- 
liantly played by Claudette Colbert, brings 
about the death of Julius Caesar while 
trying to effect an alliance of Egypt with 
I the Reman Empire. Marc Antony, out to 
i avenge Caesar, falls in love with Cleopatra, 
f thereby arousing such protests that the 

■ two end in suicide. Henry Wilcoxon, the 
' English newcomer, gives a powerful per- 
formance as Antony and is a good screen 
bet. Warren William as Caesar, Ian Keith, 

> C. Aubrey Smith, Joseph Schildkraut, Irv- 

■ ing Pichel and Gertrude Michael furnish 
able characterizations. Waldemar Young, 
Vincent Lawrence and Bartlett Cormack, 
who wrote the script, did a worthy job, 
while Victor Milner's photography is also 

| deserving of a bow. Hans Dreier and 

| Roland Anderson, the art directors, and 

Travis Banton, costume designer, were 

capable aides to DeMille in pleasing the 


Cast: Claudette Colbert, Warren Wil- 
liam, Henry Wilcoxon, Gertrude Michael, 
' Joseph Schildkraut, Ian Keith, C. Aubrey 
! Smith, Ian MacLaren, Arthur Hohl, Leon- 
ard Mudie, Irving Pichel, Claudia Dell, 
Eleanor Phelps, John Rutherford, Grace 
Durkm, Robert Warwick, Edwin Maxwell, 
Charles Morris, Harry Beresford. 

Director, Cecil B. DeMille; Screen Play, 
Waldemar Young, Bartlett Cormack, Vin- 
cent Lawrence; Cameraman, Victor Milner; 
Recording Engineer, Harry Lindgren. 
Direction, Big-time. Photography, Superb 


Betty Boop in 

"Poor Cinderella" 

Paramount 7 mins. 

Swell Cartoon in Color 

Produced in Cinecolor, the new 
animated series gets a swell send- 
off in an adaptation of the popular 
fairy tale. Brightly conceived for 
both comedy and romantic effect, it 
shows the abused Cinderella being 
sent to the prince's ball in a chariot 
by her fairy godmother, promptly 
winning the royal suitor, leaving one 
of her slippers behind as she rushes 
out ju,st before the stroke of mid- 
night, and finally being found again 
by the prince as the only girl with 
a foot small enough to fit into the 
slipper. They'll go for this one in 
a big way. 

"Service With a Smile" 

with Leon Errol 

Vitaphone 18 mins. 

Swell Musical Comedy 

This miniature musical comedy in 
Technicolor is a sprightly and en- 
tertaining job. It presents Leon 
Errol as a service station owner 
who gets word at home that his 
place has burned down. So he goes 
co the insurance company, which 
promises to replace everything. As 
Errol describes the kind of a layout 
to be replaced, the camera shows 
ultra-modern service, provided 
chiefly by attractive femininity 
with which the service station 
abounds. For the finale, Errol and 
the insurance agent drive out to 
the premises and find that the re- 
ported fire was just an April fool 


"Susie's Affairs" 

with Arthur Jarrett and 

Betty Grable 

Good Musical 

19 mins. 

Done throughout in rhyme, this is 
a very pleasing musical affair with 
a nice little romantic twist thrown 
in. Betty Grable, a poor showgirl, 
meets Arthur Jarrett, a rich lad, 
and pretends she belongs to society. 
Making a date, she insists on pick- 
ing him up at the club with her car. 
Through her show friends, Betty 
gets the use of a house, limousine 
chauffeur, etc., belonging to some- 
body who is away, and it turns out 
that the owner is none other than 
Jarrett, with a romantic climax fol- 
lowing the embarrassment. Cast is 
good, the singing and dancing spe- 
cialties are enjoyable and there is a 
satisfactory vein of comedy. 

Eddie Nugent and Grady Sutton in 

"Financial Jitters" 

Universal 19 mins. 

Fair Comedy 

Fairly amusing farce on a fa- 
miliar theme in a college back- 
ground. In order to replenish 
their depleted finances, Eddie Nu- 
gent wires Grady Sutton's rich un- 
cle, Franklyn Pangborn, that Grady 
has taken a wife. Unexpected ar- 
rival of the uncle makes it neces- 
sary for the boys to produce the 
wife in question, so Eddie is forced 
to do a femme impersonation, lead- 
ing up to babies as well, with uncle 
pretending not to be wise to the gag 
and immediately giving his approval 
to Grady's real girl friend, Mary 

"Scarlet Pimpernel" in Work 

London — "The Scarlet Pimper- 
nel", London Films production of 
the novel by Baroness Orczy, went 
into work yesterday at the Elstree 
studios under the direction of Row- 
land Brown. Leslie Howard and 
Merle Oberon co-starred. The pro- 
duction will be released through 
United Artists. 

"Congo Raid", the second of the 
London Films productions to be re- 
leased through U. A. this season, 
goes into studio production next 
week. Paul Robeson and Nina Mae 
MacKinney have roles in the picture. 

"Bondage" Opens in Chicago 

Chicago — "Of Human Bondage", 
finally released by the censors, is 
be'ng shown this week at the RKO 

Board Lacks Quorum 

New York clearance and zoning board 
met yesterday but failed to transact any 
business because of lack of a quorum. 
Next meeting was set tor Aug. 2. 

Landi as Paramount Star 

West Coast Bur., THE FILM DAILY 
Hollywood — Culminating negotiations 
which lasted for several weeks, Elissa 
Landi has signed a starring contract 
with Paramount studios. No assignment 
has yet been made for her first picture 
under the new contract. She recently 
appeared in "The Great Flirtation" for 
the company. 

Boston Brevities 

Boston — Phil Berler, booking 
manager for the 23 E. M. Loew 
houses, will be given a stag party 
Aug. 14 at the Cocoanut Grove. He 
married Dorothy Esther Copeland of 
Hollywood Films Exchange on 
Aug. 18. 

Nathan Ross of American Pic- 
tures claims a selling record as a 
result of getting 100 contracts out 
of 100 calls on exhibitors in a week. 

Angeline A. Maney of the Metro- 
politan publicity staff is at Cape 

Norman F. Mclntyre of Bristol, 
Vt., has been signed by Vitagraph 
to cover Vermont territory. 

Dog Series for Imperial 

Frederick White is the producer 
and Norman Brokenshire the narra- 
tor of the six tail-wagger dog novel- 
ties which Imperial Distributing will 
handle. The titles are "Every Dog 
Has Its Day," "Forgotten Hero," 
"He's My Pal," "Dogs Of A Na- 
tion," "Friends To The End," and 
"Naturalized Foreigners." 

Gets Serial for Orient 

Exhibitors Film Exchange has ac- 
quired distribution rights to the Sam 
Krellberg serial, "The Lost City," for 
Indian, Burma, Ceylon, China and 
the Phillipines. 

DuWorld Gets Animal 

DuWorld will distribute a series 
of six one-reel subjects of animal 
life. First of the series is titled 
"Micro-Unga" and deals with the 



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acquired motion picture rights 
to "The Magic Glasses," short story 
by Frank Harris which was first 
published in the October, 1910, issue 
of "The Forum." It was reprinted 
in January, 1921, in "Pearson's Mag- 

Harold Shumate, Columbia con- 
tract writer, has been assigned to do 
the script of "White Lies," one of 
the productions on the company's 
1934-35 schedule. 

Lucile Watson will make her film 
debut in "What Every Woman 
Knows," in which Helen Hayes will 
be starred by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 
with Brian Aherne in the leading 
male role. Miss Watson recently 
arrived at the Culver City studios, 
following her Broadway stage ap- 
pearance in "No More Ladies." 

Filming of "We Live Again," the 
Samuel Goldwyn production starring 
Anna Sten and Fredric March, was 
resumed yesterday after a four-day 
holiday awarded to the cast by Rou- 
ben Mamoulian for completing the 
first half of the film on schedule 
"We Live Again," which is to be 
released through United Artists, is 
the screen transcription of Tolstoy's 
"Resurrection." In the supporting 
cast are Jane Baxter, C. Aubrey 
Smith, Ethel Griflies, Gwendolyn 
Logan, Jessie Ralph and Sam Jatfe 
The adaptation of the Tolstoy nove' 
was made by Preston Sturges, Leon- 
ard Praskins and Maxwell Ander- 

Maureen O'Sullivan has been add- 
ed to the cast of "David Copperfield" 
in the role of Dora. Miss O'Sullivan 
is the eighth player selected to date 
for a leading part in the Metro film 
the others including Edna May 
Oliver as Aunt Betsey Trotwood, 
Lionel Barrymore as Dan Peggotty. 
Jean Cadell as Mrs. Micawber, Hugh 
Williams as Steerforth, Roland 
Young as Uriah Heep, Lewis Stone 
as Mr. Wickfield, and Elizabeth Al- 
lan as young David's mother. 

Now that Dawn O'Day has defi- 
nitely been signed for the title role 
of Anne Shirley in "Anne of Greer 
Gables," the young actress has re- 



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Grover Jones Blames Writers 

A motion picture needs its face washed only once, and that'? when it is born — on 
a typewriter. The solution of criticisms leveled at some pictures, is offered by Grover 
Jones, writer-director for Paramount, who has spent the major part of his life applying 
the washrag when and where it is needed. 

"From what I have observed and experienced, one obvious reason for possibly offen- 
sive scenes and dialogue lies in the fact that risque material is easier to write," says 
Jones. "I have yet to find a writer who won't admit (to himself alone, perhaps! 
that it's an easier job to think up a so-called sure-fire laugh based on a shady line or 
circumstance, than it is to build humor or drama without the shading. It's in a script 
that a picture's censorship destiny is moulded. And that's the place to start your 
purge — if purge it must be." 

Jones, who likewise is nationally known as the author of magazine fiction, now is 
at work on the screen story, "Limehouse Nights," scheduled to bring George Raft and 
Anna May Wong to the screen in a thrilling tale of London's Chinatown. 

ceived the permission of RKO Radio 
executives to adopt the character 
name in the L. M. Montgomery 
novel as her own. 

"The Case of the Curious Bride," 
the second of Erie Stanley Gard- 
ner's mystery thrillers dealing with 
the adventures of Perry Mason, de- 
tective extraordinary, will go into 
production soon at the Warner 
studios. Warren William will again 
appear as Perry Mason, as he did in 
"The Case of the Howling Dog," 
which is now being edited and cut. 
Screen rights to other forthcoming 
Gardner stories have been bought 
by Warners. 

Harry Langdon will step before 
the cameras in his first comedy for 
Columbia in about two weeks when 
comedy supervisor Jules White, re- 
turns from a vacation in the High 
Sierras. Arthur Ripley, who is writ- 
ing the laughmaker, will also di- 

Jose Mojica, Spanish opera star 
who recently completed Fox Film's 
Spanish version of "The Love 
Plight," will ,sing for the benefit of 
the Santa Barbara Mission during 
the annual fiesta on Aug. 15. 

Andy Clyde, recently signed by 
Columbia, will have as his first 
laughmaker an original two-reel 
comedy written by Pierre Coudere. 
Shooting will start within the next 
two weeks. 

Walter Connolly will soon be play- 
ig in three pictures at the same time. 
At present he has roles in "Broad- 
way Bill" with Frank Capra direct 
ing, "The Captain Hates The Sea" 
with Lewis Milestone, and is being 
rehearsed for a role in Holt's new 
"I'll Fix It" which goes into pro- 
duction next week. 

Robert Allen and Barbara Read, 
young players recently signed by 
Columbia, have been assigned to 
roles in Frank Capra's production of 
"Broadway Bill," adapted by Robert 

Riskin from the story "Strictly Con- 
fidential," by Mark Hellinger. 

After a season of appearing in 
modern action stories, Tim McCoy 
will return to his first love, west- 
erns. Tim was raised in the west 
and has always owned a ranch at 
Thermopolis, Wyoming. On his re- 
cent vacation from Columbia Studios. 
Tim again traversed the old trails 
in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. 

Billy Hart, who originated the 
phrase "doubling in brass" when he 
was a pantomimist nearly 50 years 
ago at the St. Louis Dime Museum, 
has been cast in Paramount's "Mrs. 
Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch," fea- 
turing Pauline Lord, W. C. Fields 
ZaSu Pitts, and Evelyn Venable. 

"Wagon Wheels," ParamountV 
first 1934-35 outdoor romance, goes 
before the cameras this week, with 
the following players signed: Monte 
Blue, Raymond Hatton, Leila Ben 
nett, James A. Marcus, J. P. Mc- 
Gowan and Jan Duggan. Miss Dug- 
gan is one of the leading players in 
the Los Angeles company of "The 
Drunkard." She recently appeared 
with W. C. Fields in "The Old Fash- 
ioned Way." "Wagon Wheels" is 
being directed by Charles Barton. 

Barbara King of the Follies was 
assigned a minor role in "365 Nights 
In Hollywood," which will co-star 
Alice Faye and James Dunn and 
will go in work at the Fox studios 
in two weeks. Miss King is a cousin 
jf Alice Fave. 

Although the film is scheduled to 
be one of the most spectacular pro- 
duced during the year, Paramount's 
"Lives of a Bengal Lancer" will use 
less than 100 Hollywood extras. 
The mobs, at times numbering 1,000 
persons, will be composed almost en- 
tirely of Hindus from the Imperial 
Valley date country and the olive 
fields of Napa and Sonoma, Cali- 
fornia. Production is scheduled for 
next week with Henry Hathaway di- 
recting a cast headed to date by 

Gary Cooper, Richard Arlen and Sir 
Guy Standing. 

James Cagney is being supported 
by a large cast in "The Per tec! 
Week-End," his new picture which 
has just started production at the 
Warner studios. Patricia Ellis, aj 
previously announced, has the lead- 
ing feminine role. Others in the 
cast are Spencer Charters, Allen 
Jenkins, Robert Barrat, Arthur 
Aylesworth and Addison Richards. 
The picture is being directed by Ray 

King Vidor May Produce 
Two Pictures Abroad 

(.Continued from Page 1 i 
Goldwyn. Regardless of the num- 
ber ol films to be mace by Vidor, hi 
will release through United Artists, 
he said. 

His latest picture, "Our Daily 
Bread" will be given an "intema- 
cional preview" Monday at the 
World's Fair at which 20 persons 
from every .-tate in the Union and 
every country represented at the 
Fair will be invited. Vidor will sail 
for Europe in two weeks and re- 
turn to the coast in October. 




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Special weekly and monthly rates 

The Plaza, is near every- 
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Hollywood. Ideal for bus- 
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Every room has private 
dressing room, bath and 
shower. Beds "built for 
rest." Every modern con- 
venience. Fine foods at 
reasonable prices. Conven- 
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Chas. Danziger, Mgr. 
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Wednesday, July 25, 1934 





Sixteen subjects, including eight 
two-reelers and eight one-reelers, 
are in the cutting room at the Vita- 
phone studio being edited for early 
release, Sam Sax announces. The 
two-reelers are Morton Downey in 
"Broadway Brevities" musical com- 
edy, with Niela Goodelle, the Tune 
Twisters, Eddie Stanley, Charlie 
Lawrence and Maude Lambert; Ruth 
Etting in "No Contest," a "Broad- 
way Brevities" singing and dancing 
number with Betty Jane Cooper and 
the Lathrop Brothers; Shemp How- 
ard and Daphne Pollard in "Smoked 
Hams," a "Big V" comedy; Hal Le- 
Roy in "Syncopated City," a "Broad- 
way Brevities" musical with Doro- 
thy Dare; Mitzi Mayfair in "The 
Policy Girl" with Donald Novis and 
Roscoe Ails; and Ben Blue in three 
"Big V" comedies "Daredevil 
O'Dare," "All Sealed Up," and one 
as yet untitled. 

The one-reelers include two "Ram- 
bling 'Round Radio Row," "Pepper 
Pot" novelties featuring Baby Rose 
Marie, The Harmonians, Frank No- 
vak. Jr., Harriet Lee, Roy Atwell 
Arthur Boran, Irene Taylor, Cross 
Dunn, Mary Small and others; 
Richard Himber and His Ritz-Carl- 
ton Orchestra in a 'Melody Masters'' 
band number; Charles Ahearn and 
His Millionaires in a "Pepper Pot" 
novelty; The Radio Ramblers in a 
'Pepper Pot" reel; Gus Edwards 
and His Stars of Tomorrow in a 
'Pepper Pot" miniature revue; and 
number one in Vitaphone's new se- 
ries of Vaudeville Reels, included ir 
the "Pepper Pot" series, featuring 
Herb Williams, the Honey Family. 
Reis & Dunn and Saul Grauman's 
Stepping Sisters. 

Filming French Story in Quebec 

Toronto — Filming of the famous 
French - Canadian novel, "Maria 
Chapdelaine," is now in progress 
near Quebec City under direction of 
Julien Duvivier, who brought with 
him from Paris a complete cast of 
18 artists, including Madeleine Re- 
naud of the Comedie Francaise for 
the title role. 

Rosco Ates Busy 

Rosco Ates has been signed to star 
in the title role of "Yokel Boy Makes 
Good,'' forthcoming Lew Brown musical 
production for Broadway. It will fea- 
ture George Jessel and Mary Brian. 
Ates also has signed to make a series 
of Brunswick records, and for a group 
of Vitaphone shorts, the first of which 
went into work yesterday under the ten- 
tative title of "Love Thy Neighbor " 
In addition, negotiations are on for 
Ates to do a Sunday night broadcast 
while he is in the Broadway show. 


Pawtucket, R. I. — The Broadway 
theater, now owned by C. Currie, is 
back in active operation. 

Newport, R. I.— M. & P.-Publix 
has closed the Strand and acquired 
the Colonial, formerly a unit of the 
Joseph Levenson Circuit. 

San Antonio — Dick Ketner, guitar- 
ist-vocalist, has left for Harlingen, 
where he will play at the Arcadia 

San Antonio — John T. Floore has 
been appointed resident manager for 
the Texas theater, Interstate house. 

Providence — The Columbia theater 
has been closed by E. Lanin. 

Westmore, Vt. — A community 
house is being constructed here for 
showing of movies. 

Broun Sees Censorship 
Resulting from Crusade 

Current activities of crusaders 
against motion pictures are likely 
to lead to censorship though such 
may not be the intention, it is feared 
by Heywood Broun, featured writer 
for the "New York World-Tele- 
gram." Writing in his column, he 
says in part: 

" 'You cannot expect,' said Car- 
dinal Newman, 'a sinless literature 
of a sinful people.' I would like to 
toss off that quotation as if I were 
profoundly familiar with the writ- 
ings of the famous cleric, but hon- 
esty compels me to admit that it was 
culled out of a communication from 
the National Council of Catholic 

"Just what will happen to the 
motion pictures I do not know, but 
the pressure of moralists in the the- 
ater has not always promoted mor- 
ality. Liquor is not the only com- 
modity which may be bootleggsd. 
The present campaign for a change 
in the character of film entertain- 
ment does not contemplate censor- 
ship, although it must be obviou? 
that this might be the end result 
even though it was not in the plan. 
Yet even if we leave that bridge 
until we come to it there is no de- 
nying that pressure is being exerted. 
That, of course, is the intention. 

"My guess is that there will be 
an immediate and sweeping change 
in the matter of outward order and 
decency. And my second guess is 
that there will be a great increase 
in the practice of sneaking things 
over. I doubt that Mae West is 
the last of her line. More subtle 
approaches are distinctly possible. 
On numerous occasions I have heard 
it said that there can be no possible 
quarrel about what is clean or what 
is decent. It seems to me almost 
impossible not to quarrel about 
them. Let us assume, for instance, 
that everybody could be brought 
into an agreement that from this 
time forth nothing on the stage or 
screen or in literature should be 
approved unless it were clean. I 
say that such an agreement would 
not constitute a peace treaty. It 
would be the beginning of hostilities. 

"I am not ready to bleed and die 
for every product which has come 

from Hollywood. I haven't been 
around the pictures very much of 
late, but I will take anybody's word 
for the fact that some extremely 
shabby sensationalism has been sent 
out. But I still think it is an enor- 
mously delicate job to separate the 
false and true. 

"I am willing to listen and even 
to hold my peace while the case is 
being developed, but I never have 
heard any formula which would 


{Continued from Page 1) 

whether any exhibitor will cancel 
his contract is entirely up to his 
own judgment. The association 
feels the matter calls for individ- 
ual determination by the exhibitor 
and Wehrenberg believes that, by 
granting the cancellation privilege, 
producers have put the responsibil- 
ity up to the theater owners. 

Duals at 5 and 10 in San Antone 

San Antonio — Several of the West 
Side picture houses are running 
double feature bills at 5 and 10 
cents for adults and children. Busi- 
ess is reported just fair. 

suffice to ban the outrageous in en- 
tertainment and at the same time 
never harm so much as a single toe 
of honest, sincere and profoundly 
useful creative effort. I want to 
know how." 


The smartest and most delghtful of 
dinner and supper-dancing rendezvous, 
the St. Moritz Sky Gardens afford one 
of the most beautiful views in al. Man- 
hattan. Here, on the terraces over- 
looking Central Park, you dine or sup 
on summer evenings in a charming, 
starlit atmosphere, far above the city's 
noise and bustle. 

The Sky Gardens offer a splendid es- 
cape from summer heat. 

"The Most Interesting Hotel in 






Wednesday, July 25, 1934 


(Continued from Page 1) 

lini", "The Last Gentleman", "Nell 
Gwyn", "The Queen's Affair", "The 
Private Life of Don Juan", "The 
Count of Monte Cristo" and "Our 
Daily Bread". 

In work are two Goldwyn films, 
"Kid Millions" and "We Live 
Again"; one Reliance production, 
"Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round", 
and one London Film "The Scar- 
let Pimpernel." 

In preparation for early filming 
are "The Red Cat", "Cardinal Riche- 
lieu", "Clive of India", "It Had to 
Happen" and "100 Years from 

New Motor Generator 

An entirely new development in 
motor generators for projection pur- 
poses is announced by Automatic 
Devices Co. of Allentown, Pa. The 
new device, the company claims, 
was developed specifically for use 
with the new 50-ampere, 35-volt, 
high intensity D.C. Lamps now be- 
ing placed on the market by vari- 
ous manufacturers. Marketed un- 
der the trade name of Stabilarc 
Unitwin. the development consists 
of a 5-horse power A.C. motor and 
two special design 50, ampere 35- 
volt D.C. generators, one for each 
lamp mounted on each end of the 

New Incorporations 


Milam Theatrical Enterprises, Inc.. Manhat- 
tan. All branches of the theatrical business 
Capital, $20,000. Wallace Milam. Charles I.. 
Marks and Emanuel A. Hofherr. 

Rural Pictures Corp., Manhattan. Motion 
and sound pictures. Jul' an T. Abeles, Leo 
pold Bleich and William Leiher. 

Rockmore Theaters, Inc., New York City 
Pictures and vaudeville. Capital. $5,000 
Henry C. Schreiger, Henry Duke and Evelyn 

Bernirog Corp.. New York City. Dramatic 
and musical performances. Capital. $10,000 
Count Berni-Vici, Harry Rogers and Ben- 
jamin J. Taruskin. 

Edray Theatrical Corp.. Manhattan. AM 
branches of the theatrical business. Zelrna 
Klein, W. Forbes Morgan, Jr., and Elsie 

Surf Avenue Enterprises, Inc., Manhattan. 
Theaters and motion picture presentations. 
David N. Goldman, Bernard R. Gogel and 
Florence S. Epstyne. 

H. O. H. Theater Corp., Manhattan. Mo- 
tion picture theaters. Capital, $20,000. Stock- 
holders; Daniel G. Griffin, T. Victor Howe 
and Emanuel Brooks. 

Foundation Distributing Corp., New York. 
Motion pxtures. M. E. Curtiss, D. L. Cur- 
tiss and G. Herskowitz. 

State Theater Dunkirk, Inc., Dunkirk. Mo- 
tion pictures and vaudeville. Capital, $2,000. 
Clyde R. Lathrop, Edwin G. O'Connor and 
Lucile M. Matteson. 

Clinton-Apollo Theater Corp.. Granar The- 
ater Co., and the Mid-Man Theater Corp., 
all of New York City, and each with a cap- 
ital of 100 shares of stock, all of which will 
engage in the theatrical and motion picture 
business. Philip Fliashnick, Nathan Vine- 
grad and Herman J. Freedman. 

Short Shots from Eastern Studios 


(^HARLES LAMONT, who recent- 
ly arrived in the East, has been 
signed by Select Productions to di- 
rect the Gordon Kahn story, "Gigo- 
lette," which will go into production 
July 30 at the Biograph studio in 
the Bronx. 

"Love Among Skyscrapers" is the 
title of the second Spanish feature 
starring Carlos Gardel and just 
completed by Exito Productions at 
the Eastern Service studio in As- 
toria for Paramount International. 
Others featured in the cast, which 
was directed by Louis Gasnier, in- 
clude Trini Ramos, Vincente Padula, 
Blayica Vischer and Jaime Devesa. 
Warren Murray and Jack DeLacy 
assisted on the direction, with Rob- 
ert Snody supervising production. 
William Miller, assisted by George 
Hinners, did the camera work. 
Frank Tuthill was in charge of 
sound, while Frank Serjack made 
the stills. 

Production on the first and second 
of the "Song Hit" series to be made 
by Al Christie for Educational Pic- 
tures gets under way today at the 

Hayes and Beall studio in Oceanside, 
Long Island. "Them Thar Hills," 
from the story by Bert Granet, will 
feature Frank Luther and will be di- 
rected by William Watson. The sec- 
ond titled "Time on Their Hands," 
was written by Arthur Jarrett and 
will feature Charles Carlile. Al 
Christie will direct. Fred Scheld 
will assist on the direction, while 
George Weber will be in charge of 
the camera. 

Rosco Ates, the stuttering com- 
edian, started work yesterday at 
the Brooklyn Vitaphone studio in a 
two-reel comedy. Supporting the 
star are Shemp Howard, Ruth Gil- 
lette, Billie Leonard and Jackie 
Kelk. Lloyd French is directing the 
short for release in Vituphone's ser- 
ies of "Big V" comedies. 

"Crime Without Passion," the Ben 
Hecht-Charles MacArthur produc- 
tion, is slated to open Aug. 10 at 
the N. Y. Paramount. The picture 
is based on the "Saturday Evening 
Post" story of the same name writ- 
ten by Ben Hecht. 


(.Continued from Pane 1) 

from Sol E. Gordon, representing 
l he Jefferson Amusement Co. of Vic- 
toria, Tex., in the case of Rubin 
Frels against Jefferson Amusement, 
the Code Authority will be confront- 
ed with similar requests for reopen-t 
ing of the case brought by several 
independent exhibitors of Miami 
against E. J. Sparks, and the case 
brought by Michael H. Egnol of 
Philadelphia representing, Loui 
Linker of the Criterion, Brigeton, 
N. J., against Atlantic Theaters. 

In the former case Sparks is pro 
testing the Code Authority decision 
which sustained the Miami indepen 
dents, while in the latter case, al 
though the Code Authority fourtd 
for Linker, he is asking the rehear 
ing in the belief that the final de 
cision is unfair. Other similar reJ 
quests for reopening of cases may 
reach the Code Authority before to 
morrow's meeting. Charles LI 
O'Reilly will be chairman. 

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126,313 of Code Assessments Already Paid 


Musical Features for 1934-35 Will Total About 40 


. and trade practices 

IF certain exhibitors find themselves in 
r a messy situation as the result of a 
zonfusion of issues in connection with the 
[drive of the church folks for clean pic- 
tures, they will have no one but themselves 
[to blame. By that we mean that the cru- 
sade for a clean screen is one thing, and 
pot without merit, but that this hue and 
cry on the part of the busybody reformer 
Ugainst blind-booking and block-booking is 
entirely another. And the irony of the 
situation is that some exhibitors are bring- 
ing all the fog about themselves by sug- 
gesting these false issues instead of facing 
the situation with facts. 

IT is not hard to understand how pro 
' fessional reformers can become hot on 
ithe subjects of both blind and block-book- 
ling. Theoretically, they can easily be 
painted as unjustifiable. It is the old 
istory, however, of a little knowledge being 
a dangerous thing. Exhibitors themselves 
know that it would be physically impos- 
sible for them to see one-tenth of the 
oictures they show. We have yet to meet 
a fair-minded theater owner who can sug- 
gest a better system than the present one. 
(The present method involves some 13,000 
theaters, over 30 distribution centers, mil- 
lions and millions of play dates and some 
600 productions annually. The exhibitor 
who does not meet these facts squarely 
is simply working up a crying spree for 

AS to block-booking the most militant 
**of so-called independent leaders ad- 
mit no more economic system has yet been 
devised. One season of single picture 
negotiation would bring chaos to the busi- 
ness. The little exhibitor has suffered les r 
than the big fellow and the big fellow ha' 
suffered less than the producers. It is 
certainly not cricket, then, for exhibitors 
to hide behind the skirts of blind and 
block-booking while allowing the real issue 
of clean pictures to go unchallenged. 

No Wild Spree Indicated 

in Song and Dance 


Contrary to earlier indications, 
there will be no wild spree in the 
production of musical features for 
the coming season, the total num- 
ber of such pictures now scheduled 
amounting to only about 40, it is 
shown in an analysis of all produc- 
ing schedules as corrected up to the 
first of this week for inclusion in 
the Film Daily Production Guide 
and Directors' Annual. 

Heading the list will be Fox, with 
11 musicals scheduled. M-G-M has 

(Continued on Page 12) 


Washington Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Washington — Reflecting the in- 
creased demand for films of an edu- 
cational nature, for the fiscal year 
ended June 30 the films distributed 
by the Bureau of Mines were shown 
on 49,457 occasions to a total at- 
tendance of 4,068,519, an increase of 
43 per cent in showings and 36 per 
cent in attendance, according to the 

(Continued on Page 15) 

7 More Representatives 
Join Mundus Sales Staff 

Seven more representatives have 
been added to the Mundus Distribut- 
ing Corp. sales force handling the 

(Continued on Page 12) 

Exhib Santa Claus 

Omaha — In a case brought before the 
local grievance board, Scott Wall, ex- 
hibitor of Fremont, Neb., was charged 
with advertising a free show for kids 
and then, presumably fearing legal re- 
action, changing his mind and charging 
the youngsters a nickel, but giving them 
the nickel out of his own pocket. The 
board warned him to stop Santa Claus 


Cleveland — Following acquisition 
of the Alkm by Warners, giving the 
circuit leadership in the first-run 
field with three houses, it is under- 
stood Warntrs and RKO have ent- 
ered into a pooling arrangement 
whereby films will be allocated 
among their four houses. Loew has 
the other two first-runs. 

Universal Closes Deal 
With N. Y. Loew Houses 

Universal's new program has been 
bought 100 per cent by the Loew 
metropolitan circuit in a deal closed 
bv James R. Grainger, distribution 
"hief, with David Loew and Eugene 
Picker. The contract represents a 
215 per cent increase over the 
amount bought last year, says 
Grainger, who says Universal book- 
ings so far this year are eight time? 
what they were a year ago. 

Assessments Outlined in Full; 
$12 6,373 Already Paid In 

Fourth Nebraska Exhib 
Joins in Suing Majors 

Lincoln — A fourth exhibitor, 
Clarence J. Kremer, Stanton, Neb., 
has joined in the suits filed in fed- 
eral court here against the Omaha 

(Continued on Page 12) 

Up to Tuesday of this week ex- 
hibitors had paid to the Code Au- 
thority in assessments a total of 
$79,673 out of the $90,000 due for 
the first half of the year, while pro- 
ducers and distributors have paid 
$46,700 in advance of the official 

(Continued on Pag: 14) 

Distributors Do Not Turn 

Over Score Fees, Says 

E. C. Mills 

Having been informed by exhibi- 
tors that .some film exchanges had 
fostered the impression that fees 
collected for "score charges" were 
turned over to the American So- 
ciety of Composers, Authors <te 
Publishers, E. C. Mills, general 
manager of the Society, yesterday 
stated to The Film Daily that the 
ASCAP had never shared in monies 
received from score charges. Mills 

"ASCAP will be grateful to any 
exhibitor who will promptly inform 

(Continued on Page 12) 


West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY 

Hollywood — While here on his 
current trip, Division Administra- 
tor Sol A. Rosenblatt will supervise 
the arbitration of several labor 
questions now pending under the 
code. Rosenblatt is to confer with 
he agency committee, standing com- 
mittee on extras and other commit- 

(Continued on Page 12) 

Erpi Roadshowing Feature 
On Rise of Civilization 

"The Human Adventure", feature 
produced by the Oriental Institute 
of the University of Chicago and 
dealing with man's rise from sav- 
agery to civilization, will be releas- 
ed through Erpi Picture Consultants 
of New York as a roadshow. Sev- 
eral road companies will be sent out 

(Continued on Page 12) 

"Student Prince" in Sound 

M-G-M has acquired talking picture 
rights to the Sigmund Romberg operetta. 
"The Student Prince", which was pro- 
duced as a silent by the company in 
1927 with Norma Shearer and Ramon 
Novarro in the leads. 




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Ivy Lee Being Retained 
By Composers' Society 

Denial of a report that Ivy L. Lee 
might he dropped as public rela- 
tions counsellor for the American 
Society of Composers, Authors & 
Publishers because of resentment 
of Jewish members of the society 
over recent disclosures that Lee had 
advised the Nazi Government on 
press relations with the world, was 
made yesterday by E. C. Mills, gen- 
eral manager of ASCAP. 

"Lee is not anti-Jewish and 1 
won't join in any attack on the man. 
The transcript of his testimony be- 
fore the Congressional committee 
investigating Nazi propaganda in 
this country shows that Lee in- 
formed Hitler that the "people of 
the United States can never be rec- 
onciled to the Nazi policy of per- 
secuting Jews." 

Skeptical of Self-Regulation 

Boston — The one-man plan of 
self-regulation in eliminating objec- 
tionable matter from motion pic- 
tures, as set up in Hollywood under 
Joseph I. Breen, is no more accept- 
able than would be a one-man cen- 
sorship of the American newspaper 
and periodical press, it was stated 
by William H. Short of the Motion 
Picture Research Council in address- 
ing the Unitarian General confer- 
ence in New Hampshire. Most films 
are distorters of life and set up 
standards which are more harmful 
than depicting sex and crime, Short 

Writ Issued on Merriwell Name 

Preliminary injunction restraining 
Superior Talking Pictures from 
using the name "Frank Merriwell" 
in a series of shorts has been grant- 
ed to Gilbert L. Patten, better 
known as Burt L. Standish, who 
wrote the Frank Merriwell stories 
that were popular years ago. 

Sydney Cohen Gets Property 

The Sixteen Twelve Broadway 
Corp., of which Sydney S. Cohen is 
president, has leased the three-story 
basement stores and business build- 
ing adjoining the Rivoli at 49th St. 
and Broadway. 

Theater Manager Kidnaped 

Denver — After lying bound and 
gagged for 17 hours in a lonely field, 
Truman P. McCoy, manager of the 
Bideawee theater, worked himself 
loose, and told police of having been 
kidnaped by two men, and robbed of 
$200, theater receipts of three days. 

R. A. McGuire of Warner's 111 

R. A. McGuire, assistant to H. H. 
Doherty, Warner's auditor of ex- 
changes, is fighting an attack of 
tonsilitis. He has been out for two 

Von Tilzer for Vitaphone Short 
Harry Von Tilzer, famous com- 
poser of popular songs, has been 
signed by Sam Sax to make a one- 
reel Vitaphone short at the Brook- 
lyn Vitaphone studio. 

Four Appeals Heard 

By Code Authority 

Three appeals from New York 
grievance board decisions and one 
from the Buffalo grievance board 
were heard yesterday by a Code 
Authority appeals committee headed 
by Nathan Yamins and including 
John D. Clark and Julius Charnow. 
The New York cases were Heights 
Theaters against Trio Amusement; 
Loew's Gates against Marvin Tre- 
ater and Loew's Gates against 
Brant theaters. The Buffalo case 
was Hoch against First Division. 

Metzger Gets First Two 

"Blossom Time" and "The Great 
Defender", first of the B.I.P. films 
to be handled here by Lou B. Metz- 
ger, have arrived from London. A 
third, "Over the Garden Wall", is 
due in a few days. Metzger is es- 
tablishing headquarters at 729 Sev- 
2 nth Ave. 

Gardel Host at Barbecue 

Carlos Gardel, Spanish screen 
star who has just completed his 
second foreign language talkie at 
the Eastern Service Studios, Astoria, 
Long Island, for Paramount release, 
and who is slated to go to Holly- 
wood shortly to appear in Para- 
mount's "Big Broadcast of 1935," is 
giving an old fashioned Argentine 
barbecue at the Long Island Studios 
this evening at 9 o'clock. Members 
of the foreign language, and the 
English speaking daily and trade 
press will attend. 

Libery Closes Deals 

Budd Rogers, general sales man- 
ager of Liberty Pictures, has closed 
deals for the entire program of 
eight Liberty features with the 
Fredro Theater, Detroit, the Gene- 
see, Saginaw, and the Rex, Three 

Filming Stratosphere Flight 
Chicago — A local camera crew 
has been assigned by Monogram to 
cover the stratosphere flight for use 
in "Murder in the Stratosphere." in 
which Monogram will feature Wil- 
liam Cagney. 

Roxy Previews Earlier 

Thursday night previews at the 
Roxy will be shown about 45 
minutes earlier starting tonight. 
They will go on at about 11 P. M. 
instead of close to midnight. 

Contest Winner Goes West 

Isabelle Coffey. 17-year-old Buf- 
falo girl who won the recent per- 
sonality-talent contest staged in At- 
lantic City by the 45th National 
Grotto Convention, will leave for 
Hollywood today. 

"Jane Evre" at Keith's Wash'n 

W'bwctrm Bureau M THE FIJV DAILY 

Washington — Monogram's "Jane 
Eyre" has been booked to play first- 
run at the RKO Keith theater. 

Coming and Going 

IRVING RAPPER of Universal has arrived) 
from the coast to look over play material. 1 

ROBERT ARMSTRONG is in the east to, 
appear in Select's new picture, "Gigolette", I 
after which he returns to Hollywood to start! 
in Monogram's "Flirting With Danger". 

WINFIELD SHEEHAN arrives in New Yor» 
today from the coast. He is sailing Saturday. 

R. C SHERRIFF, dramatist, who arrived this ' 
week from England, left yesterday for Universal i' 
City to complete work on the script of "Within i 
This Present". 

J. BURGI CONTNER, vice-president of Mo-i 
tion Picture Camera Supply, left yesterday by j 
plane for the coast on business. 

MAUREEN O'SULLIVAN, who recently fin-j 
ished work in Metro's "Barretts of Wimpole ; 
Street", leaves the coast today for New York i 
en route to Ireland for a vacation. JOHN ■ 
FARROW also is Erin-bound, with coast reports 
saying they will be married in Dublin. 

RAMON NOVARRO, back from his South I 
American tour, leaves shortly for the coast. | 

ALAN DINEHART arrived in New York yes4 
terday from the coast by auto and is stopping i 
at the Hotel Alamac. 

Blank Showing Revivals 

Omaha — On request of fans, thd 
World, a Blank Tri-States house, is 
holding a week's revival of old pic- 
tures to be shown along with a sin- 
gle regular feature. The plan is be- 
ing plugged as "Old Favorite 
Week." Continuance of the first- 
run feature with a daily change of I 
second-run pictures is planned pro- 
viding it catches on this week. Tri- 
States will attempt it over its en- 
tire circuit if the idea clicks. 

Fox Buys John Erskine Story 

"Bachelor of Arts," current John 
Erskine novel, has been bought by 

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Coast Preview of M-G-M's 
"Treasure Island" starring Wal- 
lace Beery, Jackie Cooper with 
Lionel Barry mo re! Never such 
cheers in a theatre! It's a treasure 
and a pleasure. Just one of the 
M-G-M life-savers of the summer. 





Thursday, July 26, 1934 


Writer Finds Films 
To Blame for Crusade 

W/ELL, we've gotten ourselves 
into a nice mess again, 
haven't we? Got all the 
churches down on us like a pile ■ 
of bricks, stirred up all the old 
censorships and prohibitions 
possible. Already every studio 
is in a panic of fear, afraid to 
buy this story, shelving that, 
beginning to operate with tied 
hands. I do not believe nor 
concede that the motion pictures 
have been immoral. But I do 
know that they have been in- 
creasingly and senselessly vul- 
gar. I do not believe the relig- 
ious people